Commissioner Mary J. Amoroso

Committee Assignments

  • Organization/Agenda
  • Community Development (Chair)
  • Human Services
  • Organization and Internal Affairs
  • Shared Services/Consolidation

Commissioner Board Representation

  • Board of School Estimate - Vocational Schools
  • Board of School Estimate - Special Services
  • Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA)
  • Environmental Committee
  • Asian Advisory Commitee

Phone: 201-336-6275


Commissioner Mary J. Amoroso first began her career in public service when she was elected to the Mahwah Town council in 2015. Before her election to the Mahwah Council, Mary had a long career as a reporter for the Bergen Record, where she covered local, county, state and federal politics.

She won a number of awards for a series in The Record about a domestic abuse survivor using county, state and federal resources to make an independent life for herself and her children. Her long-running show on the Comcast Cable network CN8 won both a CableAce Award and an Emmy.

Commissioner Amoroso grew up in Bergenfield and has lived in Mahwah for 26 years. Mary’s husband Jim McQueeny is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former communications director for the New Jersey General Assembly. Together they have four children and four grandchildren.

In her time as Commissioner, Mary is looking to pursue the passions she developed during her time as a reporter, and wants to serve as an effective advocate for women’s issues, children’s issues and family issues across Bergen County.

Contact Us

Lara Rodriguez

Clerk to the Board

 Bergen County Board of Commissioners

One Bergen County Plaza  • 5th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-6526 • Fax:201-336-6290