Genao, Stack aide at both City Hall and senate office, appointed to Union City BOE


A top aide to state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack in both of his capacities was recently appointed to the local board of education, according to their website.

Union City Board of Education Trustee Ydalia Genao. Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ydalia Genao’s bio on the Union City Board of Education website identifies her as the newest trustee – a graduate of James Ferris High School and Hudson County Community College, the latter where she received a degree in early childhood education.

The bio, which calls her “an employee of the New Jersey State Legislature,” also says she is a former substitute teacher.

The date of her appointment to the volunteer board was not explicitly stated.

According to public records, Genao is a full-time mayoral aide for Stack at City Hall, where she operates as his scheduler and office manager, as well as a part-time legislative aide for his role in Trenton – focusing on constituent affairs.

She has worked as a legislative aide since June 1, 2009 and earns a salary of $60,000, records show. Details of her compensation at City Hall were not available.

On top of those three aforementioned roles, Genao is also Stack’s designee on the Union City Planning Board – another volunteer position – according to meeting minutes as recent as October 23rd.

An email address attached to Genao’s BOE profile was defective and therefore she could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

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  1. Ms. Genao is an excellent person, mother, hard worker and professional. Having her on the Boards working as a volunteer is a sign of her dedication. What he earns for his work as assistant mayor and senator is more than deserved.