Ydalia Genao succeeds Jeanette Pena, named new Union City Board of Education president

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Union City Board of Education Trustee Ydalia Genao was named the president of the governing body at yesterday’s reorganization meeting, succeeding Jeanette Pena – who retired at the end of March after 18 years of service.

New Union City Board of Education President Ydalia Genao.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Genao, who was appointed to the board in December 2018, is also an aide for state Senator (D-33)/Mayor Brian Stack in both of his elected capacities, as well as a planning board commissioner.

Her appointment was unanimous (7-0) at yesterday’s reorganization meeting.

She takes over for Pena, who was first appointed in 2003 and began serving as president in 2008. She opted to step down for undisclosed reasons at the end of March, as HCV first reported.

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