Originally from Atlanta, Candice Osborne has lived most of her adult life as an active member in Jersey City. As a Jersey City Councilwoman from July 2013 to December 2017, Candice sponsored over 60 pieces of legislation in areas ranging from tax payer protection, public safety, business development, open space and the arts. Her efforts to further business improvement led to the creation of the Exchange Place Alliance, an expanded Downtown Special Improvement District, the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza and a Food Truck Zone. Her work with New York Waterways brought weekend ferry service to Exchange Place.
Prior to serving on the Jersey City Council, Candice was recognized as a Rising Star by Campaigns and Election Magazine for her work at non-partisan political reform in Jersey City through technology. Her app, covered by the Wall Street Journal and used by a number of campaigns including US Senator Cory Booker, combined the power of mobile internet and game mechanics to motivate volunteers and provide campaigns with real-time election day data.
In 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern and southern sides of Jersey City hard when Candice helped found and run Jersey City Sandy Recovery. For her leadership skills in harnessing the efforts of over 800 volunteers to serve over 2,500 families in need, Candice was recognized by Glamour Magazine and was honored at Glamour’s Women of the Year 2012 Awards.
Candice received her undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She began her career as a computer programmer at MetLife. Later she focused on both program and product management at WebMD and in the start up world. She currently is a Director of Digital Strategy at SAP.