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Victor Cirilo
Victor CiriloCouncilman Victor Cirilo

Victor Cirilo will serve on the council from 2010 to 2014.
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I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. My family immigrated to the United States when I was 9 years old and grew up in West New York before moving to West Orange after college.

Education and Business
 I attended Montclair State University and earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science. I am also a“cum laude” graduate of Rutgers University with a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

Professionally, I am the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Passaic. The agency manages 700 subsidized housing apartment units and assists over 1,500 families with rental subsidies in the private rental market. The Housing Authority has a $28 million dollar budget and a staff of over 60 employees. I am also a Vice-President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials New Jersey chapter.

Community and Civic Involvement
In the past, I have served as the Chairman of the West Orange Public Library Board and of the West Orange Valley Neighborhood Revitalization Committee. I have also served as a Trustee for the West Orange Public Library Foundation and was a member of the West Orange Watchung Heights Neighborhood Revitalization Committee. Additionally, I have served as the field director for Senator Robert Menendez’s Suburban Essex County campaign operation and as a Chief of Staff to New Jersey State Assemblyman John F. McKeon.

In 2007, I was honored as the Grand Marshall of the New Jersey Hispanic Parade and as Salvadoran American of the Year by the United Salvadoran Leadership Association.  In 2005, I was awarded the All American Young Man Award by the Hispanics for Progress Organization of the Oranges.

In 2010, I was elected to the West Orange Township Council, where I have assisted in crafting two consecutive 0% tax increase budgets and scaled back municipal expenditures to 2008 spending levels. As Councilman, I have served on the Board of the Downtown West Orange Alliance and currently serve on the Board of the John Renna House, where I enjoy working to address quality of life issues for our senior citizens. I am a member of the National Young Elected Officials Network and in 2011 was invited to the White House to meet with President Barak Obama as part of the organization. Currently, I am working on organizing the first West Orange restaurant week both to promote the local business economy and to exhibit culinary options for residents and non-residents. I am also advocating against the recapturing of West Orange affordable housing trust fund dollars by the State, while working on crafting our annual municipal budget.


My wife Erin and I live at 55 Benvenue Avenue, across the street from St. Joseph’s Church where we were married.