Sacco inaugurates Zitt as Guttenberg mayor, 3 council members sworn in


State Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco inaugurated Wayne Zitt at Ana L. Klein Elementary School Tuesday night, where three council members were also sworn in.


“This is a wonderful town and I know you’re going to make the quality of life of every resident better,” outgoing Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) said before swearing in Councilman Richard Delafuente.

Next, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32) swore in Councilwoman Monica Fundora, while Hudson County Clerk-elect E. Junior Maldonado administered the oath of office to Councilman John Habermann.

Prior to Zitt’s inauguration, Sacco welcomed Zitt to the North Hudson family of mayors.

“I think it’s a great council that this council had chosen him to run for mayor and Mayor [Gerald] Drasheff gave his blessing and I’m happy to see him in the North Hudson Council of Mayors, he’ll be one of our key players,” Sacco said.

After receiving a standing ovation, Zitt thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve, giving a shoutout to Guttenberg’s municipal workers.

“During my time over the last few years on the council, I’ve seen how hard our municipal employees work to serve our residents. The DPW, the finance, the police, code enforcement: I’d like to thank all of our municipal employees for all of their hard work and dedication serving our residents,” Zitt said.

“In closing, Guttenberg may not be the largest town in this area, however, we are strong and very proud … a town with deep roots and close connections. A town that welcomes. We will continue to forge a message of one Guttenberg and to represent the town throughout all our actions in the community.”

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