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Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, former Ridgewood Councilwoman, announces her Candidacy for Village Council

Bernie Walsh

March 8,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh,   19 Year Ridgewood Resident, wife and mother of three has entered the race to reclaim a Council seat.

Coghlan-Walsh was first elected to the Ridgewood Village Council in 2010 and won in a landslide earning the top vote getter accolade.  She served with Distinction for four years and has remained involved in Village activities ever since.  “I’ve received overwhelming support on my new Council bid and want nothing more than to do what’s right for the Village.  Ridgewood needs honest, reliable citizens to serve on the Village Council and I believe I have proven my mettle over the years.”

Coghlan-Walsh is the Head of Global Workforce Mobility for Region Americas at Linde Gas and also manages their Non-commercial Fleet of over 250 vehicles.  Mrs. Coghlan-Walsh holds designations through Worldwide ERC signifying her mastery of Workforce Mobility both Domestic and International including Talent Management and Labor Relations.  She is poly-lingual and works daily on Immigration issues affecting employees throughout North, Central and South America.  Mrs. Coghlan-Walsh is also a State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser inNew Jersey.

Bernadette currently serves on the Planning Committee of the New Jersey Relocation Council, a Girl Scout Leader for Troop 1326 in Ridgewood, Member of the Women’s Club of Ridgewood where she served as President of Juniors from 2009-2010 and an Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parishioner where she’s volunteered as CCD teacher and served on the MOMs Circle of Care.  An avid horseback rider she has the distinguished honor of being the Children’s Ambassador of the Garden State Horse Show for the past 4 years.

Her past experience within Ridgewood includes serving on the Ridgewood Planning Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, Field Committee, Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee and the Bergen County League of Municipalities.

“Ridgewood is a vibrant, upbeat and friendly community.  I fully believe residents have become engaged in such large numbers recently because they don’t believe their voices are being heard nor understood by the current Council.   I believe any vote in May will be for a fresh perspective and return to civility for everyone on both sides of the aisle.  I’ll work tirelessly for Ridgewood, I only ask that residents support me and cast one of their votes for Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh”.

Bernadette will be listed on the upcoming Ballot in Row 4.

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