The Hudson County Board of Freeholders honor, commend and applaud Tilo Rivas for his service as a Hudson County Freeholder.

Tilo E. Rivas is an inspiring public servant whose integrity, professionalism and commitment greatly enhanced the quality of life of Hudson County residents. He is retiring as a Member of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders after over 15 years in office representing the County’s District 6 in Union City.

Tilo E. Rivas became a member of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2004 and was elected to the office in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017; he served as the Board’s Chairman in 2010 and again in 2016.

Tilo E. Rivas is a tireless advocate for Hudson County residents on the Board of Freeholders where he served on the following committees: County Government Oversight & Policy Review; Education; Personnel; Transportation; Women and Minority Affairs; and Purchasing.

Tilo E. Rivas is also an elected member of the City Commission of Union City. 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 also 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.

Tilo E. Rivas is 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.

Tilo E. Rivas attended Santo Domingo Autonomous University, where he studied Communications. He is 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.

Tilo E. Rivas is married to Marianela Rivas and they are the proud parents of Kenneth and Daniel.

Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri, County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders extend its highest commendations to Tilo E. Rivas for his public service and tireless dedication to the citizens of Hudson County. They also wish him much success in his new elected office of Hudson County Surrogate.

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