On January 5th, 2017 Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Vainieri was elected as chairman of the board.
Freeholder Bill O’Dea nominated Vainieri during a motion where the board had a bit of fun confirming the appointment. Freeholder Maldonando responded “Absolutely”, Freeholder Rodriguez voted “definitely” and Freeholder Romano joked “I’m thinking…” before giving Vainieri a standing ovation.
“I want to thank all of them for their support and confidence in me as we work together to benefit all of Hudson County. Special thanks to Mayor Nick Sacco for all his support and administrating the oath of office,” says Freeholder Vainieri. "Hudson County should be a model throughout the state, by working together as freeholders and with the county executive, we all achieve all that the residents need and look forward to making a better community for all of us."
State Senator and North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco says “I would like to congratulate Freeholder Anthony Vainieri as he was sworn in as Chairperson of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.”
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop was in attendance along with County Executive Tom Degise. Also in attendance North Bergen Chief of Police Robert Dowd, Commissioners Allen Pascual, Hugo Cabrera, and Julio Marenco. and Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari.