Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci

Commissioner Tucci.jpg Mauro G. Tucci is currently serving his fifth term on the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners and previosuly served from February-May 2012 as Mayor. Elected in May 2000, he is the Director of Parks and Public Property.

Mauro G. Tucci is an experienced public servant who has served on the Nutley Board of Commissioners since 2000.  Under his direction, the Parks & Public Property Department has secured over three million dollars in grants and low interest loans to make numerous improvements to virtually every park and athletic field within the 110 acre Nutley park system. The most recent improvement being the total reconstruction of Owens Field which included installation of artificial turf on the multi-purpose field and baseball diamonds, construction of a walking track, new bleachers and a spectator pavilion. Additionally all playgrounds within the system have been upgraded with state of the art child safe equipment. Mauro is most proud of installing both handicapped and wheelchair accessible swings. Recreational programs available to township residents encompass the entire age spectrum from toddlers to senior citizens and number over 125.

Always mindful of the impact of taxes on our residents and merchants the Commissioner has returned over 3.5 million dollars to the township treasury in budgeted unexpended funds, spending only what is absolutely necessary.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Urban Studies, Mauro’s professional background is community planning and public administration. He is currently the CEO of Northwest Essex Community Healthcare Network which provides counseling, job training and a therapeutic school for the mentally and physically challenged. Mauro is also a local businessman at Nutley Pool and Spa, specializing in swimming pools and spas. He has previously served as Director of the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development, as Director of Montclair Public Works, Township Administrator in Bloomfield and Township Manager in Belleville.

Volunteer service has always been an important part of Mauro’s life. He is dedicated to the American Cancer Society’s, Relay for Life, raising over $1,000,000.00 over the past ten years, with the various Nutley teams and organizations that participate.  He has also been the Chairman of the Suburban Essex Joint Insurance Fund for the past 10 years which manages insurance and reduces costs for thirteen municipal bodies, including Nutley. When he served as the Chair of the Essex County Utilities Authority, Mauro saved several million dollars for Essex County residents by renegotiating waste disposal contracts. In the past he has also served on the Nutley Shade Tree Commission and as co-chair of the Nutley Family Service Bureau Charity Ball. Mauro is a member of several local organizations, including Nutley Unico, the Nutley Irish American Alliance, the Nutley Chamber of Conference, Nutley Elks, the Knights of Columbus, Kingsland Manor Trust, the Van Riper Trust and the Nutley Third Half Club.

Mauro and his wife Linda have four grown children-all raised and educated in Nutley and nine grandchildren.