Nick Sacco has dedicated his life to serving the public and bettering his community. From his earliest days as a teacher, throughout his career as an educator and school administrator, and in his political life, he has been driven by one guiding principle – working hard to improve the lives of his neighbors and give back to his community.
Elected Mayor of North Bergen in 1991 following six years as a commissioner, Mayor Sacco has turned North Bergen around during his tenure. His administration has stabilized property taxes through professional financial management and attracting new business and economic development. This has taken the burden off of homeowners and allowed them to pay a stable bill every year, never above a cost-of-living increase.
Under Mayor Sacco’s leadership, North Bergen’s municipal services have become a model for neighboring communities. When there’s snow, the Department of Public Works makes sure the township’s steep hills are safe and drivable. When children are looking for activities, the Recreation Department gives them every sport and game they could imagine, on state-of-the-art fields and playing areas. North Bergen’s Police Department provides an outstanding level of service and proactively works to prevent crime. In North Bergen, everything just works. And it’s all thanks to Nick Sacco.
Mayor Sacco also serves North Bergen in the New Jersey State Senate, where he was elected in 1993. As Senator, he has continued to help the township by creating the Urban Enterprise Zone program that helped revitalize North Bergen and turn it into a shopping destination.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Mayor Sacco earned his master’s degree from Seton Hall University. He’s running for Mayor once again to continue his vision of making North Bergen the best place it can be.