|Name||Valerie Vainieri Huttle|
|Address||485 Highview Rd. |
Englewood, New Jersey , United States
|| September 15, 1956
|Last Modified||Mr. Matt|
Oct 25, 2011 04:55pm
|Info||Freeholder Chairwoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle is a proud resident of Englewood where she lives with her husband Frank and two daughters, Alexandra and Francesca. She runs a family owned and operated business in North Bergen, the Vainieri Funeral Home. She has served as President and Director there since 1981. |
In 1980, Mrs. Huttle graduated Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.A. in English and received state certification for teaching. Valerie is deeply rooted in the tradition of community service, sitting on the Board of Palisades General Hospital and founder of the Southern Bergen County Homeowners Association. She is also a co-founder of “WIN”, Women Involved Now, an educational and social network for women in the community.
In January, 2001, Valerie Vainieri Huttle was first sworn into office as Bergen County Freeholder. Two years later on January 2, 2003, the Freeholder was unanimously chosen by her peers to serve the Board as the first ever Chairwoman under the County Executive form of government. In her position as a county legislator with the responsibilities of approving the county budget and overseeing the executive branch, the Chairwoman has been working tirelessly as an advocate for the people of Bergen County.
Governor McGreevey appointed the Freeholder to his transition team in late 2001. She served on the committee charged with developing the goals and agenda for the State Economic Development Agency.
Freeholder Chairwoman Huttle has sat on the Community Oversight Board at Bergen Regional Medical Center during her first two years of service, keeping a promise to provide vigilant oversight of the privately managed county hospital. She has also served on the county Board of Social Services and continues to serve on the Community Action Program Board. She is a member of the Board of School Estimate at Bergen Community College and chairs the Freeholder committees for Education and Health and Human Services.
Mrs. Huttle now serves on the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Committee, thereby committing herself to helping preserve as much open space and recreational land as possible in the densely populated region.
The Freeholder Chairwoman is intent on working to develop a balanced economic growth plan to provide more jobs and stimulus to the region’s economy through her service as a member of both the County Planning Board and the Bergen County Economic Development Corporation.
Mrs. Huttle is known as a strong supporter of non-profit agencies and sits on the Board of Trustees of Shelter Our Sisters and Vantage Health. Her work to bring awareness to the plight of victims of domestic violence and to bring hope and revitalization to their lives is evident by her activities at SOS. And she is deeply committed to helping those who suffer from behavioral health challenges who are in need of the vital services that both government and non-profit mental health agencies offer.
With a reputation as one of the most active members of the Freeholder Board, Chairwoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle brings intelligence, common sense decision making and a genuine compassion for people to her role as a county-wide elected official.