All chapters of JONJ share one common mission and vision.
As a group we are focused on helping to improve the lot of our people through systematic engagement and community participation, with emphasis on the FACE of JON-J:
F-ood/Family: Providing help to needy, health issues services, hunger, holiday, thanksgiving, toys and health fair
A-ssistance to students: Scholarship-focus on youth education and leadership development.
C-elebrations and Community Engagements:Flag raisins, independence, services, GALAs bereavement services and funerals
E-mergency Relief and Empowerment: Storm, Disaters, business Forums, Economics, France, Investments and Grants
Jazz Clayton-Hunt is Chief of Staff to the Mayor of the City of Plainfield, NJ, and the Director of Communications and Technology.
A Plainfield, NJ resident, she was raised in the cool hills of Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica and migrated to the US in 1995. She is an alumnus of Bishop Gibson High School for Girls, Excelsior Community College, and University of Technology (UTECH), where she earned a BBA.
Ms. Clayton-Hunt’s prior professional experience includes a previous City of Plainfield position as the Director of Media and Communications. Director of Marketing and School-Based Programs at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center. Public Information Manager at the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority, and Channel Development Manager at Thompson Prometric. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the consulting company, Creative Blitz.
While living in India from 2011-2014, Ms. Clayton-Hunt served on the Policy and Advancement Committees, which advise the Board of Trustees for the American School of Bombay, an International School. She also volunteered with the Mumbai Creche organization and worked with children from underserved communities three times per week, offering tutoring services for free.
She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, The National Forum for Black Public Administrators, where she previously served as Vice President for the New Jersey Chapter. She is the former Vice President for the Board of Trustees for the Kings Daughters Day School, serves as secretary for the Non-profit organization Plainfield NOW, and she is a Board Member of the Union County Commission on the Status of Women.
Nurturing her lifelong love affair with her homeland of Jamaica, she travels home two to three times each year to see her mother and other family and friends, who still live there. Her passions include cooking, photography, reading, and travel.
She is married to Ricardo Hunt, who is also from Jamaica, and they have two (2) beautiful girls Ariell and Danielle.
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