John Peneda | KUEZ Dept Head201-955-7981
Town Hall Annex
The Town of Kearny administers one of New Jersey’s 37 Urban Enterprise Zones, under a contractual agreement with the State of New Jersey. The Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone Department also administers the Town’s economic redevelopment projects as well as offers existing and prospective small and large businesses and investors access to additional public and private sector financial incentives.
Since its establishment in 1985, by agreement and annual contract between the Mayor and Council and the State of New Jersey, the Kearny UEZ has invested over 30 million dollars of sales and use taxes collected by qualified retailers in the KUEZ. This funding makes possible for continuing improvements to our business environment and the quality of life for residents, shoppers from our region and the people employed in Kearny’s industrial businesses spread across the Meadowlands through South Kearny and the Kearny Foreign Trade Zone.
KEZDC Governing Members
The Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone Development Corporation (KEZDC) is composed of 13 Trustees who make up its Board of Directors. The Governing Members consist of five municipal representatives that include the Mayor, two members of the Governing Body, the Town’s Business Administrator, and its full time UEZ Director and Economic Development Professional, who also administer the KUEZ’s day-to-day operations.
|Alberto G. Santos||Mayor||201-955-7979|
|Robert J. Smith||Town Administrator||201-955-7401|
|John Peneda||KUEZ Dept Head||201-955-7981|
|Town Hall Annex|
|Albino Cardoso||Council Representative 1st Ward|
|Susan McCurrie||Council Representative 4th Ward|
|Alan M. Lambiase||Chairman|
|Maria H. Neno||Secretary|
|Silvia Cunha||General Member|
|Gail Landi||General Member|
|Margaret Millar||General Member|
|Billy Pena||General Member|
|Carmo Pereira||General Member|