Freeholder Tracy Silna Zur

Committee Assignments

  • Law & Public Safety (Chair)
  • Health Services (Chair)
  • Budget/ Finance (Chair)
  • Organization and Internal Affairs
  • Parks
  • Shared Services/Consolidation
  • Transportation 

Freeholder Board Representation

  • BC Economic Development Corp
  • Board of Social Services
  • Board of School Estimate, Special Services
  • New Bridge Medical Center
  • Workforce Development Board (WDB)
  • LGBTQ Advisory Committee
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Freeholder
Tracyzur@co.bergen.nj.us
Phone: 201-336-6281

Biography

Tracy Silna Zur has served seven years as a Bergen County Freeholder. She is a life-long Bergen County resident, who holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, a law degree from Forham University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University. Tracy has been married to her husband, Bobby, for 24 years and they have three children, Coby (21), Kayla (17), and Logan (13).

As a Freeholder, Tracy Zur has many legislative accomplishments, including:

  • Tracy has been an adamant advocate for employment, housing, and social programs for adults with special needs. Her priority is formalizing a county-wide strategic plan for grappling with these post-21 challenges.
    • Her first major accomplishment in this arena was getting Bergen County to be one of two pilots in New Jersey for Project SEARCH. Since the first class graduated in June of 2017, with a successful job placement rate of over 90%, the program has expanded into creating a pod for young adults.
  • Freeholder Zur has promoted wellness initiatives including group exercise in the county parks and gardens at both the homeless shelter in Hackensack and at Springhouse, which is a women's clinical halfway house.
  • Freeholder Zur has been an avid advocate for mental health and addiction services.
    • In 2015, Tracy, along with Freeholders Sullivan and Voss, advocated for an increase of detox beds at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Today, the beds are now at 82, up from 54 in 2015.
    • In 2017, she, along with County Executive James J. Tedesco III, advocated before the New Jersey State Assembly's Budget Committee to protect state funding for mental health agencies.
    • In 2019, Tracy successfully advocated for the implementation a Teen Mental Health First Aid Training.
  • In 2017, she, along with County Executive James J. Tedesco III announced the new operators as CarePlus Bergen, Rutgers Medical School, and Integrity House.
  • She championed the formation of the LGBTQ Advisory Committee and launched Bergen County’s annual LGBTQ+ Youth Leadership Summit
  • She has been an active member of the Board of Social Services, and her work of the Building Committee brought about a move which resulted in a savings of over $800,000 per year.
  • Tracy has been chiefly responsible for formalizing the county's summer internship program to enhance its educational components.
  • In 2019, Freeholder Zur spearheaded the banning of polystyrene in all County facilities and parks, in an effort to expand environmental consciousness

Freehold Zur has had extensive professional experience prior to her election. She has served as a municipal prosecutor in Hoboken, a judge in Bergen County Central Municipal Court, the sixth busiest court in New Jersey, and as the Public Defender to both Englewood and Woodcliff Lake. In addition, Freeholder Zur has served as legal counsel to Congressman Bill Pascrell and is a past Commissioner on the Bergen County Utilities Board. She practiced law at several notable firms in the county handling municipal issues as well as criminal defense work, and most recently served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in Jersey City.

Tracy has always been an active member of her community by serving as a Board Member of both the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey as a Women's Philanthropy and Executive Board Member, as well as being an active member of the PTA. In 2017, Tracy formed the nonprofit We the People- Embrace. Empower. Engage. Inc, which is dedicated to bringing together children from different backgrounds to work together on service projects. Since its formation, We the People has engaged hundreds of students in community service projects across Bergen County.

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