Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios is the Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. His accomplishments reflect a lifelong dedication to improving the quality of life for all people through effective, efficient and dedicated government.
Among Freeholder Director Rios' chief accomplishments are the establishment of the Middlesex County Veterans Housing Assistance Program and the creation of a Shared Service initiative known as Middlesex County's Community Notification System, which enables more effective communication and emergency response for the County and its municipalities.
A longtime Middlesex County resident, Freeholder Director Rios graduated from Woodbridge High School, class of 1970. In 2000, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Safety and Health from National Labor College in Silver Springs, MD.
Freeholder Rios has over 30 years experience working for Conrail Corporation. During that time, he held many offices for the Oak Island Local 6965 Transportation Communications International Union AFL-CIO, including serving as President for 10 years (1993-2003). Mr. Rios has also served as a certified HAZMAT instructor & training consultant.
Public Services for Middlesex County:
*Middlesex County Freeholder Director (Since March 2013)
*Middlesex County Freeholder (March 2008-Present)
*Chairman of Administration Committee (2012)
*Chairman of Public Health & Education Committee (2011)
*Chairman of Law & Public Safety Committee (2011)
*Member of Middlesex County College Board of Estimate
*Member of Middlesex County Vocational-Technical School Board of Estimate
*Member of Middlesex County Budget Committee
*Liaison to Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools
*Liaison to Middlesex County College
*Liaison to Middlesex County Election Board
*Commissioner-Middlesex County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund
*Middlesex County Democratic Organization Committee Member (1980-Present)
*Former 19th District State Legislative Aide
*Former Carteret Democratic Chairman (1990-1991)
Accomplishments for the Borough of Carteret Include:
*Council President (2003-2008)
*Council Member (1982-1984) (2001-2008)
*Former Borough Police Committee and Fire Committee Chair
*Former Member: Zoning Board of Adjustment, Planning Board
*Chaired various boards and departments including: Garage Services, Fire Department, Parks Department, E.M.S., Police Department, Labor Negotiation, Port Authority, Human Relations, Veterans Affairs, Carteret Centennial Anniversary Committee
*Member Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council
*Member National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
*Member New Jersey Planning Officials
*Carteret Democratic Committee
*Member Jewish Renaissance Foundation
*Member Puerto Rican Action Board (until 2013)