Anibal Ramos, Jr. serves as the Councilman of the North Ward, one of largest and most diverse wards in the City of Newark. Councilman Ramos, who was born, raised and educated in the City of Newark, has a distinguished career in public service combining his skills as an effective legislator, administrator and government leader with over a decade of experience. Councilman Ramos was sworn into office in July 2006 and made his priorities:
Â· Improving the quality of life in North Ward by tackling issues such as graffiti and littering.
Â· Establishing the North Ward as the leading Ward in violent crime reduction.
Â· Supporting our local schools by sponsoring activities and events and improving safety around the schools.
Â· Expanding recreation opportunities in the Ward by renovating Municipal Parks and partnering with County government to improve their parks.
Â· Fostering economic development by establishing groups such as the Mt. Prospect Avenue Neighborhood Improvement District (MPANID) to promote local businesses.
Â· Advocating for improved local access to healthcare by taking a leadership role in the transformation of Columbus Hospital into Columbus Campus and being selected to pilot the Newark Health First Program.
These are a few of the important issues Councilman Ramos has worked on in his short tenure on the Council. His independent leadership is evident in voting against wasteful spending of proposed legal, consulting, communications and public relations contracts that don't best serve the interest of residents during this period of difficult economic crisis.
In 2007 Councilman Ramos founded the North Ward Scholarship Fund which to date has awarded over $70,000 in aid to local students seeking educational assistance for high school and colleges. His hands-on approach to assisting residents with a wide range of issues has earned him community respect and distinction.