Vice President/Council Member, East Ward
About Council Member
Contact: (973) 733-3665
Council Member Augusto Amador has an outstanding record of public service and prides himself on his dedication to his constituents. Amador, now in his third term as East Ward council member, was first sworn into the Newark Municipal Council in July 1998. His current term began in July 2006.
Amador began his professional career with the Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) in 1969, where he today holds the position of performance administrator. In 1981, Amador gained first-hand experience working with the City of Newark when he was appointed to serve on the Newark Parking Commission. By 1993, Amador had gone on to win his first elected position on the Newark Board of Education as the first Portuguese-American to ever serve in the City of Newark. In 1997, he was appointed to the position of deputy mayor.
Amador is active in his community and has received a number of honors and awards. He is the recipient of the PSE&G Spirit of Leading Award and the PSE&G Challenge of Caring Award. He also has been a member of the following organizations:
- Ironbound's Boys' Club Advisory Board
- Friends of St. James Hospital
- Portuguese-American Congress (PAC)
- Ironbound Citizens United (ICU)
- Congress of Portuguese-American Educators (COPAE)
- President of LISA, a local soccer league that provides recreation for approximately 450 youngsters
Amador was born in Murtosa, Portugal, where he studied through high school graduation. In 1966, he immigrated to the United States, where he continued his education at Rutgers University in Newark.