|Name||Tilo E. Rivas|
Union City, New Jersey , United States
Jan 18, 2020 01:31pm
|Info||Freeholder Tilo Rivas is a well-traveled and elected member of the City Commission of Union City. A retired research scientist for Kraft Foods Global Biscuit Group in East Hanover, New Jersey, he has also worked as a television and print journalist in both the United States and his native Dominican Republic. In both his work with Kraft and as a member of the media, he has traveled extensively abroad and domestically. |
Educated at Santo Domingo Autonomous University, where he studied communications, Mr. Rivas is very active in a variety of cultural, political and community organizations, including the Cuban-Haitian Aid Center in West New York and Union City, the Hispanic Cultural Foundation of Hudson County, the New Jersey Hispanic Parade of Hudson County, the Union City Dominican Empowerment Political Action Committee (DEPAC), and the Committee to Celebrate 500 Years of the founding of the City of Santo Domingo.
He has served on the Union City Redevelopment Agency, the Union City Board of Education, and as Chairman of the Union City Board of Education School Safety Committee. He has served as Democratic Committeeman and as a member of the New Jersey Cuban Parade Press Committee, as well as being a founding member of the Union City Public Library Friends, Inc.
On the Freeholder Board he serves as Chairman of the County Government Oversight & Policy Review Committee, and as a member on the following committees: Education; Personnel; Transportation; Women and Minority Affairs; and Purchasing.
He and his wife, Marianela, have two sons, Kenneth and Daniel.