About The Honorable Ted R. Green
A longtime East Orange resident, Mayor Ted R.Green has been active in East Orange political and civic affairs for nearly three decades, first as a member of the Third Ward Democratic Municipal County Committee and his wards’ block associations and civic groups, and later as Third Ward Councilman in 2006, a position he has held for three consecutive terms.
A former aide to New Jersey State Senator Richard J. Codey, Mayor Green is a 1982 graduate of East Orange High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cheyney University, a master’s degree in sociology and human services from Lincoln University and certification as a housing counselor from Rutgers University.
Over the past two decades, he has worked in the fields of property maintenance and housing revitalization, serving as Assistant Compliance Officer for the City of East Orange, Assistant Director of Code Enforcement for the Township of Irvington, Compliance Specialist at Brick City Development Corporation, and most recently, Irvington Township’s Director of Housing and Building Construction.
In 1990, Mayor Green founded Green’s School of Martial Arts to provide instruction in the discipline of martial arts, as well as offer enrichment, mentoring and cultural programs for students. During his tenure on the City Council, Mayor Green has spearheaded several key pieces of legislation and programs, including:
- Ordinance 41:2015 prohibiting the sale, offer or possession of any toy gun or imitation firearm which looks real to a minor or adult within the City of East Orange.
- The City’s Moratorium Act to provide tax abatement assistance to East Orange residents and to aid in preventing foreclosure.
- A resolution in support of President Barack Obama’s gun control and mental health initiative.
- Expungement programs for ex-offenders to incorporate them back into the community in an effort to make them assets in the community.
- Free lawn care and snow removal service for East Orange senior citizens.
- The Annual Back-to-School Fathers Walk to encourage parental involvement and engagement among fathers of the East Orange School District
Mayor Green has received numerous citations for his exemplary commitment and dedication to community service, including the NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood President’s Award, the Community Services Award from the Todd Warner Foundation, the American Karate Academy Community Service Award, the HANDS, Incorporated Award for Community Leadership and Service, the Golconda Temple #24 Community Service Award, the M.A.U.I.I. Community Service Award and the New Jersey Governor’s State Public Service Recognition Award, to name a few.
He and his wife, June, are proud parents of two sons, Eric and Salahudyin, and four grandchildren.