Cosmo Cirillo, the senior advisor to Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), was sworn in as the West New York commissioner of the Department of Public Affairs during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Cirillo was sworn in by district 32 officials State Senator/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez.
All three officials offered high praise for the youngest commissioner in town history, with Jimenez even breaking down into tears over the occasion.
After the ceremony – which included appearances from dozens of current and former officials such as Superintendent of Schools John Fauta and former West New York Mayor Sal Vega – concluded, Vega and Mayor Felix Roque simultaneously spoke to Hudson County View about Cirillo’s appointment.
And before calling it a day, we had a chance to chat with the newly sworn in commissioner.