Yolanda Swiney

As a Community Development Consultant, Yolanda is responsible for representing her company in community and economic development activities.  Her company works with local non-profits and service agencies to help maintain stability in low-to-moderate neighborhoods, provide financial education workshops and loans and investments that directly impact these communities. She establishes and maintains relationships with organizations, nonprofits and internal partners to help meet CRA goals.

Previously, she served in the Treasury for Downtown Hightstown, Inc., established in 2008, an all-volunteer group of residents, business owners and stakeholders dedicated to improving the visual appeal, image and desirability of the downtown area of Hightstown, New Jersey. We work on incremental improvement projects as well as assist other local groups in promoting their events and activities. Downtown Hightstown, Inc. follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach to downtown management using organization, promotion, design, and economic development as defined by the National Main Street Center and Main Street New Jersey. Downtown Hightstown, Inc. is governed by a Board of Trustees, and all the work is done by volunteers.

Yolanda recently achieved her John Maxwell Certification on Leadership Training.


  • State University of New York at New Paltz – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)