Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins brings more than twenty years of experience in public policy, economic and community development and marketing to the City of Newark, with a focus of improving the quality of life for all residents and stakeholders. A lifelong Newarker, Gayle grew up in Hayes Homes and Bradley Court. She completed Queen of Angels Grammar School and Sister Clara Muhammad High School. She attended Bloomfield College, majoring in Business Administration. Gayle had a passion for Gourmet Cooking that led her to pursue the Intensive Chef Program at the New York Restaurant School.