Fanwood, New Jersey , United States
|| 00, 1964
|Last Modifed||Christie-Toomey '16|
Jul 10, 2010 01:43am
|Info||Personal: Married; 2 children |
Education: B.A., economics, Hobart College
Occupation: Assistant vice president, Field Technology Services, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Qualifications: First elected to Union County Freeholder Board in 1997, re- elected in 2000, freeholder chairman, 2001; Roselle Park Borough Council, 1991-1996, council president, 1994 and 1995; member, Knights of Columbus
A resident of Fanwood, Freeholder Alexander Mirabella brings experience in business and public service to the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
First elected in 1997, he is serving his fifth three-year term on the board. He has served as Chairman in 2001, 2006, and 2009. In 2001, Freeholder Mirabella helped implement the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund and saw some of the largest increases in Union County parkland in many generations. He also oversaw the expansion of the County's Office of Veterans Affairs.
Freeholder Mirabella was also the chairman of the County's 9-11 Memorial Committee, which in 2003 dedicated a memorial in Echo Lake Park to the Union County residents killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Also in 2003, he led the Board's efforts to provide benefits and compensation to County workers called to active military duty.
The Union County Library Directors honored Freeholder Mirabella in 2001 for his advocacy on behalf of libraries, including the development and implementation of the Union County Access 2002 Library Link Program which distributed grants to 19 municipal libraries to upgrade technological infrastructure.
As Chairman of the Freeholder Board in 2006, his "Community Connections" initiatives included the introduction of mobile Freeholder meetings in the community; the preservation of open space in Clark; and the provision of more than 40 life-saving defibrillators to public buildings and centers. The County also began progress toward the creation of an animal shelter, and put together a shared services committee to explore cost-savings for taxpayers.
Freeholder Mirabella's 2009 initiatives included infrastructure planning, workforce development, and sustainability measures that helped to leverage millions of dollars in federal stimulus aid for job-creating transportation, community development and energy efficiency projects. Freeholder Mirabella also organized the first Italian-American flag raising event for Columbus Day this past year.
He has served on the Veterans Affairs Committee, the Fire Services Advisory Board, the Industrial Pollution Control Authority and the Union County Vocational-Technical School Board of Education. In 2007 Freeholder Mirabella was awarded the prestigious Alan Augustine award from Union County's Prevention Links in recognition of his outstanding support of drug and alcohol prevention. He has also been honored by Community Access Unlimited for his efforts on behalf of the disabled.
Freeholder Mirabella was first elected to the Roselle Park Borough Council in 1991 and served until 1996. He was Council President in 1994 and 1995. He graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. Freeholder Mirabella is an Assistant Vice President, employed by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. He and his wife, Phyllis, a former Councilwoman in Roselle Park, have a son, Alexander, and a daughter, Micayla.