Council member 4th Ward Michael D. Landy
Council member 4th Ward Michael D. Landy has served as councilman of the 4th ward since November of 2003. He has been a 4th Ward homeowner since 1992 and is married to lifetime Kearny resident Joette (Maiore) Landy. He is the extremely proud father of three: Michael, age five, Nicole, age three, and Jake, age one. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from New Jersey City University and his New Jersey Teachers certification and Masters Degree in School Administration from Saint Peter's College in Jersey City.
He has been employed by the Harrison School district since 1991, serving as an 8th grade teacher in Washington Middle school for 12 years and is currently a History Teacher at Harrison High School teaching classes in United States History, Geography, and Political Science. Mr. Landy was nominated for the Disney Teacher of the Year in 2002 and served as the Head Baseball Coach at Harrison High School for 13 years before stepping down in 2004 with the most victories of any baseball coach in school history. He was named the Head Football Coach at Harrison High School in 1998 after serving as an assistant coach for seven years. In 1997 Mr. Landy was elected President of the Harrison Teachers Union. Both Michael and his wife Joette are members of the Schuyler PTA.
Michael presently serves as the chair of the Recreation Committee and also sits on the Ordinance,Water, Transportation, Lighting, Senior Citizens, and Beautification Committees. He is also the council liaison to the Kearny Board of Education and the Emergency Squad.
Council member 4th Ward Susan McCurrie
Council member 4th Ward Susan McCurrie has served as a Fourth Ward Council member since May 2004. She currently serves as chairs of both the ordinance committee and insurance committee, and sits on the finance, fire and senior citizens committees. Councilwoman McCurrie, since its inception 10 years ago, helped developed and manage the annual Kearny Farmers Market, a Jersey Fresh market. She also assisted with two key competitive applications which provide access to many environmental grants and development resources, those applications resulting in Kearny’s designation as a Sustainable Jersey community and the Passaic Avenue Redevelopment Zone as a NJDEP Brownfields Designation Area.
Born and raised in Kearny, Ms. McCurrie is a graduate of Kearny High School, Seton Hall University (B.A. English) and New Jersey Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. John A. McLaughlin in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County and was an attorney for the New York City Human Resources Administration, Estate/Medicaid division. She was also special counsel to the town for the senior housing project on Schuyler Avenue and attorney for the Kearny Enterprise Zone Development Corporation. She has been a member of the McCurrie McCurrie & McCurrie law firm, having practiced with her father Paul and her brother Stephen. She currently works as an Assistant County Counsel with the County of Hudson.
Ms. McCurrie has been an active member of many service, social and professional organizations including: the Kearny Friends of Erin, the West Hudson Bar Association, the West Hudson Kiwanis Club, and the Arlington Player’s Club.