Emily (Ball) Jabbour, elected on November 7, 2017 to the Hoboken City Council, was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the Boston suburb of Wellesley. For nearly 15 years, Emily has proudly worked as a civil servant for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Emily began her federal career through the Presidential Management Fellows program and completed a six-month detail assignment with the United States House of Representatives as a Health Fellow for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee.

Emily moved to Hoboken in the fall of 2008 and has proudly served as a mentor with the local organization True Mentors, liaison to the HOPES Program for the Brandt Parent Consortium, and founder of the Hudson County Chapter of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots advocacy organization focused on preventing gun violence. Emily is also an active supporter of the Hoboken Public Education Foundation and a regular volunteer with the Hoboken Food Pantry (part of the Hoboken Community Center). 

Emily graduated from Boston College in 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology, and graduated from Columbia’s School of Social Work in 2006 with a Master of Science in Social Work with a policy focus and Law Minor. Emily is an active member of the Columbia Alumni Association, a member of the Social Work Dean’s Advisory Committee, and a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Columbia Alumni Medal for building community.

Emily is the proud mom of two daughters, Katherine (8) and Brynn (6), who attend Brandt School, and the wife of lifelong Jersey resident Peter Jabbour, Head of Legal for the Americas for Maersk.

View Emily’s website for more: EmilyJabbourforHoboken.com