Council Members 3rd Ward

Council member 3rd Ward Carol Jean Doyle

Third Ward Council Member Carol Jean Doyle has lived in Kearny over 50 years and has served on the Council for 20 years.  She presently serves as Council President, as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and a member of the Department of Public Works Committee.  She is also the Council Liaison for Senior Citizens, the United Veterans Organizations and the Kearny Museum.

Carol Jean Doyle is a member of the Kearny Municipal Utilities Authority, a 35 year member of the Kearny Safety Council and a 34 year member of the Kearny Municipal Alliance.  She previously served as a Recreation Commissioner for 5 years.         

She is one of the founding members of the Kearny Domestic Violence Task Force and Neighborhood Watch Program.  Presently she is First Vice President and a Board member of Pathways to Independence.  She is a founding member of West Hudson Arts and Theater and a member Friends of Erin, Friends of the Kearny Public Library, Project Graduation and a member of EADD, Education Awareness on Drug Dependency.

Carol Jean has served as past president of The Woman’s Club of Arlington, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #99, Kearny Optimist Club and Hudson County American Cancer Society.

She serves as chair for the Annual Passaic River Clean-Up, Senior Citizen Picnic, Memorial Day Parade and the Town Holiday Giving Tree.

Councilwoman Doyle has been recognized with New Jersey Clean Communities Award, Passaic River Coalition Award, Jersey Journal Woman of Achievement, VFW 3rd District Award for Outstanding Citizen, Salvation Army Outsanding Citizen Award, Citation for Service and Civic Endeavors from Hudson County, Christopher Columbus Outstanding Community Service, New Jersey Federation of Woman’s Club - State Honor Roll, Giblin Association - Devoted Public and Private Service Award, Honorary Irish Woman and Woman of the Year by Girl Scout Troop #2771.

Carol Jean Doyle was married to the late Norman A. Doyle, Jr.; they have two children Meghan and Norman III.  She is the proud grandparent of Ryan and Kelsey.

Council member 3rd Ward Eileen Eckel

Council member 3rd Ward Eileen Eckel took her seat as a Third Ward Council Representative in January 2005. Mrs. Eckel presently serves as the chair for the Fire Committee and currently serves on the Recreation, Buildings and Legislative Committees and chairs the Beautification and Lighting Committees. She also acts as the council liaison to the Library Board.

Councilwoman Eckel is a middle school English teacher in Fairlawn. A graduate of Montclair State University, she is now enrolled in a Master’s Program in Educational Technology at Ramapo College. Eileen and her husband Thomas are the proud parents of Brian and Tara.

Mrs. Eckel is a former member of the Kearny Board of Education and the Kearny Zoning Board. She is active in several local service organizations including Kearny High School PTA, Kearny PTA Council and the Friends of Erin.