Cynthia D. Martinez is New Essex County College Trustee

Cynthia D Martinez

Cynthia D. Martinez, second from left, is sworn in as new Essex County College Trustee by Trustee Chair Marion A. Bolden. Board of Trustees Attorney Marlin G. Townes at right, reads the oath of office. ECC’s President, Dr. Augustine A. Boakye, is at the left.


An educator from Bloomfield has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Essex County College.

Cynthia D. Martinez, a school social worker at Essex County Vocational Technical Schools Donald M. Payne Sr. Tech, was sworn-in as an ECC trustee on May 13. Filling the unexpired term of Trustee Carmen Morales, her term runs through October 31, 2024. She was nominated to the trustee post by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and confirmed by the Essex County Board of Commissioners.

“It’s an honor to serve the students of Essex County College. I strongly believe education is the Number 1 priority for individuals to build upon. It’s also important for students to learn about the full range of opportunities available to them,” stated Ms. Martinez.

She is a former member of the Essex County Board of Freeholders (now Commissioners).  

Ms. Martinez received Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Justice Studies from Montclair State University. She earned a Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.