On January 2, 2020, the Honorable Susan Shin Angulo was sworn in as Mayor of Cherry Hill, becoming the first Korean-American woman to hold the office of Mayor in Cherry Hill and the State of New Jersey.
Mayor Angulo is dedicated to working tirelessly and passionately to keep Cherry Hill a safe, thriving community. She is committed to keeping neighborhoods strong and supporting effective public safety initiatives, so that Cherry Hill families are safe and can thrive as a community together. Mayor Angulo has pledged to work closely with Township Council to responsibly manage the Township’s budget in an open and transparent manner, so that Cherry Hill residents can rely on stable property taxes and a government that is accountable to them. Mayor Angulo is also committed to finding ways to engage the younger members of our community and getting children involved at an early age.
Mayor Angulo has a strong record of public service incorporating a broad range of responsibilities and accomplishments. From 2015 through 2019, Mayor Angulo served on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, now called the Camden County Board of Commissioners. At the time of her swearing-in in 2015, Angulo became the first Asian-American commissioner in all of New Jersey’s twenty-one counties. As a Commissioner, she was responsible for overseeing the Camden County Department of Public Works and was the liaison to the Camden County Mayor’s Association and the Camden County Planning Board.
Prior to her tenure on the Board of Commissioners, Mayor Angulo served on the Cherry Hill Township Council. At the time of her election in 2010, she became the first Korean-American woman to hold elected office in New Jersey. Angulo also served as a member of the Cherry Hill Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Human Relations Advisory Committee. Additionally, she is an alumnus of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Leadership Academy and a volunteer member at the Food Bank of South Jersey. Most recently, she was featured in the publication: Korean Americans Who Have Empowered the Korean-American Community (Min, Pyong Gap 2014).
Mayor Angulo received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Wilkes University, and a Post Baccalaureate in Cytogenetics from Thomas Jefferson University. Professionally, she has worked as a genetic researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and has held sales and marketing positions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She is also experienced in commercial real estate management and redevelopment.
Mayor Angulo is a frequent speaker on issues affecting the Asian-American community, public service, small business development, and international investment in New Jersey.
She resides in the Charleston Riding neighborhood with her husband, Michael, and their two daughters.