Yvonne Clayton, Councilmember

"This is my hometown, I love it and want to use my skills to make it a great place for all of its residents."

Elected: November 2014

My major concerns are crime, type and pace of development, revitalization of the South West Side and quality of life issues. 

Contact Information

Business Phone: 732-502-4570
Mobile Phone: 732-710-6415 (preferred method of contact - text)
Email Yvonne Clayton

Professional Summary

A graduate of Central State University, I worked for a short time as a social worker. Retired from AT&T, where I held several positions, beginning as an Account Executive supporting Fortune 500 companies and leaving as the Sales Support Manager for the Eastern Region. In retirement, managed a hair salon, appearing on a reality TV show “Hair Trauma,” had a brief stint with Cirque du Soleil and started a small business with my husband, BYGhair; a distributor of hair products.

I served on the board of the Chinatown YMCA, and an active member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Harlem for over 25 years serving as usher, trustee and church treasurer.

Community Organizations / Boards Currently Served

  • CAN Expungement Program Mentor
  • Planning Board
  • Quality of Life/Code Committee
  • Springwood Avenue Redevelopment

Personal Summary

A graduate of Asbury Park High School, I attended Central State University and relocated to New York City after graduating from college. My husband and I moved back to Asbury full time in 2011, after spending many years of weekending and summering here.

I was married for 31 years to Arthur Thomas Galvin, Jr. When he passed away in December 2012, we shared 4 children and 2 granddaughters. My favorite activities are going to the beach, traveling, reading, eating out, and spending time with friends and family.