Now in the first year of his third term as freeholder, Maurice
Fitzgibbons has served in various leadership capacities on the Board,
including 1997 chairperson. Freeholder Fitzgibbons is a lifelong resident of
the City of Hoboken and a graduate of Hoboken High School. He has attended
Jersey City State College, participated in an internship at the Roundabout
Theater in New York City, and has studied acting with acting coach Julie
Presently, Mr. Fitzgibbons is President of the public relations firm Fitz
Media of Jersey City. He had been Director of Ethnic Affairs, Department of
State, and then Special Assistant to the Governor for Governor Jim Florio
and was formerly the administrator of the Hudson County Division of Cultural
& Heritage Affairs. During his term as freeholder chairperson in 1997,
Maurice Fitzgibbons instigated the preliminary development of the Hudson
County High School for the Performing Arts, which has the potential for
being housed in the A.J. Demarest School in Hoboken (Frank Sinatra’s old
high school) and in educating its students by using a conservatory approach.
In 2003 Freeholder Fitzgibbons was appointed as Chairman of the Tourism
and Cultural Affairs Committee, as the Representative of the Board on the
New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), as an Alternate on the Workforce
Investment Board, and as a Member of the Hudson County Board of School
Estimate. He also serves as a Member on the following committees:
Environment, Health and Human Services; Finance, Budget and Administration;
and Task Force on Homeless.
Maurice Fitzgibbons is known throughout the County as a caring
individual, one who has given his time and effort to many charitable causes.
He is a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Hoboken. Freeholder
Fitzgibbons was named Lions Club Man of the Year in 1992, and the Hoboken
B.P.O. Elks, Lodge #74, 1999 Irishman of the Year.