BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Mayor Rob Jakubowski
Director of Public Works, Parks & Buildings
Born and raised in Audubon, Rob Jakubowski is the youngest of seven boys. Rob is the father of two children, aged 18 and 13. Rob is a graduate of Audubon High School. He is also a lifetime member of the Audubon High School Alumni Association. In 2008, Rob was inducted into the Alumni Association’s Ring of Honor recognizing his many areas of community service. Rob’s career includes 19 years of non-profit executive leadership. While Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving of New Jersey the organization received national awards for their advocacy efforts. Rob spent over twenty years as a volunteer and professional staff for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Thirteen years of that time was spent as CEO where he grew the organization and tripled the number of youth served. He also oversaw the merger of two Big Brothers Big Sisters Agencies. He also chaired a statewide association for five years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the United Way. Rob has a Masters Degree in American History from Rutgers Graduate School in Camden. He also spent seven years as an adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College. He has coached for Audubon Girls Softball. He is a coach for Audubon Youth Soccer and was a past member of the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center. He is very active with the Audubon Fathers’ Association, was past President and has co-chaired the community favorite Daddy Daughter Dance. Rob attends Ascension Lutheran Church. He is a Eucharistic Minister and has served as President of the Church Council. Rob is currently the Deputy Director of the Camden County Department of Health & Human Services.
Commissioner Jeffrey Whitman
Director of Revenue & Finance
Jeff Whitman is a life long resident and a 1992 Graduate of Audubon High School. He is married to his wife Pandora of 21 years. They have three children that are 20, 17, and 14 years of age. Jeff has earned an Associates Degree from Camden County College in Criminal Justice and Bachelors Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Individualized Studies. Over the years Jeff has volunteered with the Audubon Fire Department, Little League, Soccer Association, and Recreation Basketball. Most recently Jeff was honored to serve the community as an Audubon School Board Member for his three year term. Jeff's greatest honor though was to serve as an Audubon Police Officer for 20 years, retiring in 2020 as Police Captain. During this time he was able to gain valuable experience and knowledge with management, budgeting, and Government functions. Currently Jeff is working in a sales capacity servicing First Responders. He is proud to continue his service to the community he loves alongside Robert Lee and Robert Jakubowski. With the pandemic continuing and the difficulties communities are dealing with, Jeff feels his strong leadership and management skills can help the town push forward. His first thought will always be what is best for the Borough of Audubon.
Commissioner Robert O. Lee
Director of Public Safety & Affairs
Robert Lee and his wife Kim (married 30 years) have lived in Audubon, NJ for 21 years. Bob and Kim are blessed with two children, Nate, a college senior, and Georgi, a fall freshman at CCC.
During his years in Audubon, Bob has been very active in the community. He served as a track and field coach for the Audubon Junior High School, soccer coach with the Audubon Youth Soccer Association, and served on the Audubon Board of Education from 2005-2016. While serving on the Board of Education, Bob served two years as Vice-President and one year as President. He has experience in negotiating contracts from both sides of the table (union and management) and also was the chair of the district curriculum committee. He also served in various capacities as a member of the scholarship, buildings, and grounds, finance committees.
Bob is a former music teacher and current technology instructor and co-technology coordinator with the Brooklawn Public Schools. He has served in this capacity since 1994. Prior to that, Bob and Kim toured the country as professional opera singers. Bob had the honor of performing at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in NYC, as well as on opera stages throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Europe.
In recent years, Bob serves as a soloist in the yearly performance of Handel’s Messiah at Ursinus College and often performs the National Anthem at triathlons and other races. Bob’s wife Kim was a 1984 winner of the Metropolitan Opera Voice Competition and performed on the stage of the Met which was broadcast on NPR.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University and a Master of Arts in Curriculum Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. As an instructor, Bob has served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and at Wilmington University. He often travels to school districts for staff training in areas of technology, in particular, Google Apps for Education.
Bob has served the Audubon community in a number of additional ways. He has been active with the Audubon Education Association, has provided training for Audubon staff members in classroom technology skills, has assisted in classroom activities as a volunteer, and has been a supporter of the arts in the Audubon Public Schools.
Bob and his family attend Joy Community Fellowship Church. In his free time, Bob enjoys time with his family and participates in the sport of triathlon and Spartan racing.