West New York appoints new town clerk

Adelinny Plaza has officially stepped into the role

Adelinny Plaza, via LinkedIn
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Adelinny Plaza, via LinkedIn

The West New York Board of Commissioners has appointed a new Municipal Clerk.

The board voted unanimously to approve Adelinny Plaza as the new town clerk at its Nov. 10 meeting. Plaza replaces her former boss Carmela Riccie. Riccie had been clerk through multiple administrations since the 1970s.

Working her way up

Plaza has been working for the town since 2014, serving as Deputy Clerk since 2019 and most recently Acting Clerk.

On the vote, Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo congratulated Plaza: “I think it’s very well deserving and she’s going to do great things for the town.”

Commissioner Margarita Guzman also congratulated the new clerk: “I’m so happy for you. You are doing an outstanding job and you deserve it.”

Commissioner Yoleisy Yanez added: “I don’t have to say how we feel about you. Well deserved.”

“We re-welcome you to the team that you already belong to,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said. “We want to thank you for all that you have done thus far for this community as Acting and Deputy Clerk.”

Officially the new clerk

Plaza was then officially sworn in as municipal clerk.

“I want to thank the mayor and Board of Commissioners for affording me this opportunity,” Plaza said. “I’ve been with the town for a couple of years now. It is a pleasure to finally become the clerk of this town. I look forward to serving you and helping everybody here in town. My office is always open for anyone.”

Following her swearing in, Rodriguez said: “It is a pleasure to have you officially in that capacity now and I want to thank you for rising to the occasion during a very difficult time, a very confusing time, to come full circle.”

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