Commissioner Norma Gonzalez is A lifelong resident of the City of Newark with vast experience in the private sector, municipal, state and federal government policies and procedures. She is presently a Director at Newark Community Economic Development Corp, Newark CEDC.
She was previously the Assistant Businesses Administrator and Director of Workforce Training for the City of Newark. She is skilled in legislation, department financial budgets, procurement, contract compliance, human resource and staff development. She attended Rutgers University and has several certifications/licenses and real estate, federal/state budgeting, audit and administration of municipal funds.
Commissioner Brian K. Logan is a retired Newark Police Officer and lifelong Newark resident. He is a graduate of Weequahic High School and currently serves as the Head of Football coach for the high school. Logan is also a Security Supervisor for Delta Global Services. Since 2012, Logan has been serving the Newark Community as a Board Member of Weequahic High School Alumni Association, Board Member of Weequahic High School Father’s Club and Newark South Ward District Leader – 44.
Commissioner Patrick Council Commissioner Patrick Council is a consistent and visible leader with over 20 years of administrative experience and advocacy. He has been at the forefront of change and struggle in the City of Newark. His ability to be a unifier and collaboration builder has been critical in connecting community residents and leaders in creating better partnerships and resources for citizens alike. His background as a former educator and board member keeps him dedicated and focused on equity in our educational system and his leadership as a youth and senior organizer has allowed several families to be connected to a wide range of services and programs.
Commissioner Alif Muhammad is a businessman, philanthropist and most of all, a lifetime resident of Newark. He currently owns a private school in Downtown Newark on Broad Street. The school helps at-risk high school students to adults earn their high school diplomas and to date, the school has graduated more than 2,000 students. Muhammad has helped over 100 high school student athletes’ work on getting qualifying Division I Sports Scholarships.
Commissioner Imam Daud-Haqq Commissioner Daud-Haqq currently resides in Newark, New Jersey where he stands as the Imaam of the NIA Masjid & Community Center, President of Muslim Outreach for Anti-Violence (MOAV), and an active member of numerous social groups including the Tri-State Imaam’s Council, Newark Imams’ Council, and Muslim Community Leadership Coalition. Today, he is a well-known motivational speaker and Family & Marriage Counselor.
Commissioner Linda Washington Commissioner Linda Washington is presently the President of Kretchmer Elderly 2-21A (NHA) for 12 years, just re-elected for an additional three years. She is CEO and Founder of the Kretchmer Mini Resource Center. Where she gives resources to residents such as: food stamps, La Casa Don Pedro (cooling), Social Security, Medical, DMV and County ID’s, rental assistance referrals, legal assistance referrals, food referrals, etc. Previously Office Manager at NCC Resource Center for six years. Linda serves as Secretary to the Essex County Senior Services Advisory Council, member-NJ Transit Advisory Council (CAC), member-Chair, South Ward Strong Talent Show, member-South Ward Environmental Alliance, member-Salvation Army Advisory Board. Ms. Washington has been awarded the Unsung Senior Award, South Ward Community Award and the Gus Heningburg Foundation Award.