Community Planning and Development Director Annemarie Uebbing, Frank Cirillo, and Newark Field Office Director Diane Johnson
On August 6, 2012, Field Office Director Diane Johnson invited Frank Cirillo, Director of the Mercer County Board of Social Services, to the Newark Office staff meeting to congratulate him on his White House selection as "A Champion of Change in the Fight Against Youth Homelessness." Director Johnson provided Mr. Cirillo with a letter of appreciation for his hard work to end homelessness in Mercer County.
Frank Cirillo is a graduate of Rider University and the Director of the Mercer County Board of Social Services (MCBOSS). He has over 40 years of experience at MCBOSS in administering a variety of social service programs, including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, NJSNAP (Food Stamp Program), General Assistance, Adult Protective Services, Work First New Jersey (WFNJ), and Child Support. Under his direction, MCBOSS has continued and expanded upon its tradition of developing strong and effective governmental and community partnerships in implementing program reforms and advocating for new and creative efforts in addressing the challenges confronting poor and working poor individuals and families. Additionally, Cirillo encouraged and supported the testing of rapid re-housing, a new and innovative approach to responding to family homelessness in Mercer County. It has led to a reduction of 32% in family homelessness on any given day. Cirillo currently serves as president of the County Welfare Directors Association of New Jersey. He is a member of the Mercer County Alliance to End Homelessness, the New Jersey Child Support Council, and the New Jersey Hunger Coalition. Additionally, he serves on numerous intergovernmental and community boards and organizations, and served twelve years as a councilman for the City of Trenton, including four years as Council President (1999-2002). For more information about Cirillo you may contact him at his office at (609) 989-4494 or on his cell at (609) 915-3171.