Romano named to 1st full term as chair of Hudson County Board of Commissioners


The Hudson County Board of Commissioners named Anthony Romano (D-5) to his first full term as their chairman at yesterday’s annual reorganization meeting.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Romano assumed the top leadership post for the commissioners back in April shortly after longtime Chair Anthony Vainieri stepped down to run for township commissioner in North Bergen.

The retired Hoboken police captain, who is also the deputy public safety director in the Mile Square City, had served as vice chair of the board since 2021.

“It’s an honor, I’m honored to have the support of my colleagues on the board of commissioners and we’re looking forward to working for our constituents in Hudson County in 2024,” Romano said over the phone.

This time around, Commissioner Jerry Walker (D-3) was named vice chair, while Fanny Cedeno (D-7) was appointed chair pro tempore.

Additionally, Walker was designated the commissioners’ designee to attend all meetings and conferences of the New Jersey Association of Counties this year, with Cedeno named a second alternate, and County Administrator Abe Antun appointed an alternate voting member.


Editor’s note: This story was updated on Thursday with a comment from Hudson County Board of Commissioners Chair Anthony Romano.

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