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July 28, 2014 - PARTNERSHIP FOR NEW JERSEY CITIES AGENDA
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April 30, 2014 CITY OF NEWARK OFFERING TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM FROM MAY 1, 2014, THROUGH MAY 30, 2014
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Mayor Quintana has dedicated years of public service to the residents of Newark. He was elected to his first term as council member-at-large in the June 1994 run-off election. He is the first person of Hispanic descent to be elected to an at-large position in the Newark Municipal Council.
Actively involved in his community, Mayor Quintana became a Democratic County Committee member in 1981. In 1985, he was appointed as an aide to then South Ward Councilman Sharpe James. In great part due to his dedication and performance as an aide, Mayor Quintana was named a deputy mayor for the City of Newark in 1986.
Mayor Quintana’s early work as a youth counselor at the North Ward Center in Newark helped to develop him into an advocate for urban youth. As a result of his interest, the Mayor has worked with projects and programs related to young people for many years, including the following: