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Dr. October Hudley

Council 1st Vice President

Municipal Building
1 Civic Square Irvington, New Jersey 07111
Main: 862-229-5571

Dr. October Hudley, Council 1st Vice President

Dr. October Hudley was sworn in as Council Member At-Large on July 1, 2014. In 2018, she was re-elected to the position of Council Member At-Large and again in 2022. On October 15, 2019, Dr. Hudley was appointed to serve as Council 1st Vice President. She is dedicated to serve the township she loves so dearly and is committed to help make Irvington Strong.

She is a resident and home owner for over 50 years of the Township of Irvington and attended the following Irvington Public Schools; Grove Street School, Myrtle Ave School (University Middle) and Frank H. Morrell (Irvington High School).

Dr. Hudley contributes much of her success having been strongly guided and influenced by her late grandmother, Essie Staton, late Mother Barbara Ann Staton, and late sister Demoria Estoria Britt.

  • Retired Educator for 34 years for the Irvington Public School District
  • New Jersey City University ED. D in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Technology in 2003 with a 4.0 GPA
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in 1983 Elementary Education Winston-Salem State University
  • Certified Library Media Specialist 2006
  • Maintains Supervisor’s Certification
  • Certified Smartboard Instructor
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year for Grove Street School 2012-2013
  • Awarded Teacher of the District 2012-2013
  • Retired Library Media Specialist at Grove Street School
  • First African American Computer Lab Teacher in the Irvington Public School District
  • Chairperson of the School Leadership Council
  • Served on school’s Data Collection Committee
  • Served on District Needs Assessment Committee Member
  • Coordinator of Grove Street School Celebrity Read Program
  • Served as The League Coordinator- Philanthropy Community Service Program
  • Coordinate the Grove Street School Community Technology Center to educate the community how to utilize computer software program and assist with job searches
  • Lifetime Member and Treasurer of the Grove Street School Parent Teacher Association
  • Member of the Irvington High School Parent Teacher Student Association
  • Liaison for the Tools 4 School Program
  • Recipient of the New Jersey Association of School Librarian Future Leaders Award 2007
  • Recipient of the Community Service Award 2010 Irvington Democrat County Committee
  • Served as Secretary of the Irvington Democrat County Committee
  • Served as Vice-President Library Board Trustees of the Irvington Public Library
  • President of the Irvington National Action Network
  • Member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Color People)
  • East Ward Democratic Committee Chairperson
  • District Leader East-9
  • Member of the Martin Luther King Commemorative Committee
  • Help organize food drives for people in need
  • Participate in Book Bag Give Away
  • Coordinator of the Grove Street School Community Garden
  • Coordinated Earth Day Community Clean Up
  • 2019 Recipient of the Irvington Strong Martial Arts Kids Blackbelt Award Class
  • 2018 Recipient of the Rotary Club of Irvington Service Above Self
  • 2018 Recipient of the late Essex County Freeholder At-Large Lebby C. Jones Outstanding Women’s Award
  • 2017 Recipient of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award
  • 2018 Christian Love Baptist Church Award for Outstanding Service
  • Recipient of 2019 Reformed La Schekina Christian Church Community Service Award
  • March 23, 2023, W.O.W. (Women of Worship) Award for Women’s History Month