June 20, 2018

Former Mayor Marchand Named To Community Options Board

Community Options has recently named Phyllis L. Marchand to the board of trustees for Community Options Enterprises, which operates several programs as well as entrepreneurial businesses that successfully integrate people with disabilities into the workforce.

Marchand served 23 years as an elected official in Princeton Township, and for 12 years as mayor before retiring in 2009. She recently joined the Community Options board to augment production of their new Princeton VASEFUL flower store, scheduled to open on Witherspoon Street in the fall.

One of Community Options Enterprises’ innovative programs is the Red Ribbon Academy, located in Wayne and Hillsborough, N.J., which supports adults who have the most fragile medical disabilities in a way that fosters growth and progress. Community Options also has three businesses that provide individuals retail, management, and customer service skills. Presents of Mind is a unique gift shop in Flanders, and The Daily Plan It is a complete office, conference, and copy center with locations in Morristown, Moorestown, and Princeton. Vaseful, located in Edison, is flower shop that offers delivery to anywhere in the world. 

Marchand was appointed by the Legislature and governor to the D&R Canal Commission and is a former commissioner. Mayor Marchand was president of both the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the New Jersey Association for Elected Women Officials. She was recognized as “Elected Official of the Year” by the New Jersey Municipal Managers Association.