Building a Better Hillside Team

DAHLIA VERTREESE

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MAYOR

  • Organizer and Labor Relations Specialist with Local 68 of the International Union of Operating Engineers & serves on New Jersey Labor Advisory Council

  • Proudly married to Derek and together they are the proud parents of three sons.

  • Active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the A. Philip Randolph Institute

  • Obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and History and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Arkansas

  • Former member of the Hillside Board of Education & Board President.

CRAIG EPPS

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COUNCILMAN

  • Detective E.O. Police Department, Law Enforcement Against Drugs Instructor

  • President Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 111

  • Married to Hawaiian Thompson Epps

  • Member of PHI Beta Sigma Fraternity

  • Member of NOBLE

LISA BONANNO

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COUNCIL CANDIDATE

  • NJ State Certified Job Coach, Union County Navigator for the Disabled Job Seeker

  • Member of the Hillside UNICO & Hillside Chamber of Commerce

  • Served on the Hillside Municipal Zoning Board

  • Founding Member of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC)

  • Member of Union County Democratic Committee Women's Association 

ROBERT RIOS

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COUNCIL CANDIDATE

  • Marketing Director for CKO Kickboxing, works with Small Businesses to expand their footprint in their respective towns

  • Engaged to Sonia Rocha, proud father of a rescue dog name Luna

  • Member of the Hillside Library Board

  • Graduate of William Paterson University in Business Communications

  • Was Vice President of Marketing for Pi Sigma Epsilon, Epsilon Sigma Chapter

  • Coordinated many fundraisers to help various non-profits raise money inside the CKO Kickboxing Gyms.