Henry Perez is a native New Jersey resident. Both his parents moved from Colombia approximately 37 years ago and later became US citizens, and helped raise Henry in Northern New Jersey.
They both provided Henry a solid upbringing, coupled with hardworking traditions, family values, and high ethical standards. Both of Henry's parents work at IBM's Watson Research Center.
Henry has lived in Maywood NJ since June 2008 with his wife Brenda and two children, Ceasar, 12 and Christian, 9. Henry has volunteered as a head coach of the MYAA soccer program for two consecutive years. He helped children learn the fundamental rules of the sport. Henry wishes to continue to devote time and improve on the recreational programs offered in Maywood.
Henry holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science and is pursuing an Executive MBA at Rutgers University with a concentration in Finance. Henry works for Amscan, a parent company of party goods retailer "Party City". He works as the company's Global Infrastructure Architect responsible for oversight of the design and technology vision of the company. Among many other responsibilities he's responsible for development of tactical technical strategies during corporate acquisitions, managing the organization's technology budget, building upon "CAPEX/OPEX" expenditures and the improvement of vendor management relations and contract negotiations. In short Henry is a researcher, experienced corporate technology manager and technological visionary.
Henry has always been concerned for and passionate about giving back, helping those in need and assuring fair practices are being followed. It is no surprise that this concern has led him to running for a seat on Maywood's Borough Council. If elected as councilman Henry will push for transparency in local government by reinstating public work sessions, challenging the administration to improve on vendor relations and the bidding process. Obtaining a variety of bids for every contract will ensure the Borough of Maywood is obtaining favorable pricing from contractors on all of the Borough's projects. As importantly, Maywood should improve due process by challenging resolutions through assessment by each council person and public scrutiny, and eliminating the existing rubber stamp of Borough projects and expenditures. Moreover, Henry will insist on revitalizing fiscal responsibility, assuring boroughs debts are paid down and limiting spending to necessary projects. Lastly, Henry will push to make sure Maywood's infrastructure is at the forefront, and assuring that safety is preserved through the support of local law enforcement. Together we make the difference. .