City Council

Bayonne Municipal Council
630 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 858-6020

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Terry Ruane
Council President / Council Member At-Large

Terry Ruane is a graduate of Marist High School, where he was Vice President of the Student Council.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University).   He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army in 1971. Ruane spent most of his time in the Army in Europe, working with the public information office, taking military pictures and writing for Army publications.

In May 2009, the City Council chose Ruane as Council Member-at-Large to serve until the certification of the results of a special election to be held on November 3, 2009.

Ruane is married to the former Marie Contaldi.  They are the parents of Terence and Nora.   Ruane is a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church in Bayonne.

Current Term: July 1, 2010- June 30, 2014

Get in contact with Councilman Ruane at TRuane@BayNJ.org or (201) 858-6019.

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Debra Czerwienski
Council Member At-Large

Current Term: July 1, 2010- June 30, 2014

Get in contact with Councilwoman Czerwienski at DCzerwienski@BayNJ.org or (201) 858-6087.

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Agnes Gillespie
First Ward Council Member

Current Term: July 1, 2010- June 30, 2014

Get in contact with Councilwoman Gillespie at AGillespie@BayNJ.org or (201) 858-6053.

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Joseph Hurley
Second Ward Council Member

Current Term: July 1, 2010- June 30, 2014

Get in contact with Councilman Hurley at JHurley@BayNJ.org or (201) 858-6018.

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Raymond Greaves
Third Ward Council Member

Current Term: 2010-2014

Ray Greaves is a labor leader and Bayonne’s Third Ward Council Member. He serves as State Business Agent and Chairman of the New Jersey State Council of the Amalgamated Transit Union and Vice President to the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Executive Board and an affiliate to the Essex West-Hudson Labor Council. His previous leadership positions with the union included Recording Secretary, Legislative Director, Treasurer/Executive Officer of Division 819 Transit Employees Credit Union, and Shop Steward. He became a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union in 1985, when he went to work as a mechanic for NJ Transit.

As a union leader, Greaves has fought for legislation favorable to working families at both the state and federal levels. He is proud of his role in passing anti-crime legislation that that increased the penalty for assaults on bus operators.

Greaves attended Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Grammar School and Dickinson High School. He received steward leadership and grievance procedure training at Rutgers University, and studied contract negotiations at the George Meany Labor College. While he was a credit union officer, he gained his knowledge of credit unions and finances through financial strategy courses sponsored by the Empire Corporate Federal Credit Union and NJ Credit Union League.

Greaves is a former Commissioner of Bayonne’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. He was elected Third Ward Council Member in 2010. As a City Council Member, he serves on the Board of School Estimate and the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority. Ray also serves as a Commissioner on The New Jersey Transit Board of Directors.

Ray Greaves and his wife, Ellen, are the proud parents of Raymond, Lea, and Kyle. Councilman Greaves is the son of Theresa Chirico Greaves and the late Raymond Greaves.

Current Term: July 1, 2010- June 30, 2014

Get in contact with Councilman Greaves at RGreaves@BayNJ.org or (201) 858-6003.

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