Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz was sworn in on July 1, 2008, becoming the first woman to hold that office.
Prior to taking office, Mayor Diaz spent 20 years in the banking industry where she started as a teller at a local bank after graduating from Perth Amboy High School in 1983. She quickly rose through the ranks and was an assistant vice president with Banco Popular when she won the seat in May 2008. Prior to taking office, she resigned from her position.
A dedicated community activist, Mayor Diaz chaired the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Renaissance Foundation Medical Center, a nonprofit group that provides health care to underserved communities.
She was a driving force behind the Puerto Rican Patriotic Cultural Committee (Comité Cultural Patriótico Puertorriqueño de Perth Amboy), which sponsors the annual Hall Avenue Puerto Rican festival.
She also served as a member of the Perth Amboy Merchants Association (PAMA), and was honored as “Businesswoman of the Year” by local organizations such as the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD), PAMA & the Jewish Renaissance Foundation.
Mayor Diaz, who was born and raised in Perth Amboy, and her husband Greg have two children, Gregory and Samantha.
Mayor's Office Contact Number: 732.826.7121