Colin Hickey was first appointed to the Bedminster Township Committee in August of 2017, and was later elected to a full three year term. Previously, Colin was the Chair of the Environmental Commission and a member of the Master Plan Review Committee. He is currently the liaison to the Recreation Committee, Board of Health and Land Use Board, and also serves on the Farmers Market Committee, Agricultural Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Clarence Dillon Public Library. A former long time resident of The Hills, Colin now lives in the Clucas Brook neighborhood with his wife Wendy, who is Chairwoman of the Historic Preservation Commission. Their daughter Taylor attended Bedminster School and Bernards High School, and is now a college sophomore.
Colin has spent his professional career in the technology sector, first at AT&T, and later as an executive at a number of venture start-ups. He currently helps launch other companies by providing consulting and advisory services to founders and management teams. Colin credits his combination of large and small company experience as giving him a unique perspective on municipal government. "Advocacy for customers, in this case your residents, combined with a start-up driven mentality of doing more with less is what this job is all about," says Colin.
What Colin loves most about Bedminster is the community. "Wendy and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to raise a family here in Bedminster" remarks Colin. He continues, "it was our strong sense of needing to give back to a very special place that drove both of us to volunteer and serve. It's not about the politics, it's about the people."
Colin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University and a Master of Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology. He has published numerous articles and is also featured in several books written about the intersection of business and technology.