Carlos M. Pomares
Carlos M. Pomares is a veteran administrator and educator of non-profit organizations with nearly 25 years of experience. He earned his BA in History at Caldwell University and MA in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University. Pomares currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cuban Artists Fund; a lecturer of history and political science at Hudson County Community College; and as Councilman At-Large in Bloomfield Township, New Jersey.
In November 2016, Pomares was re-elected for a second term Councilman At-Large in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He serves as the Council Liaison to numerous groups including Historic Preservation Commission, Morris Canal Greenway, Bloomfield Cultural Commission, Oakeside Cultural Center, and the Joint Meeting of the Second and Third River Commissions.
As Councilman, Pomares has successfully spearheaded the unanimous passage of an ordinance declaring the Morris Canal (1824-1924) and related sites as a local landmark and establishment of the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield Committee (MCGC). The Committee, which shares the mission of the statewide effort to preserve the Canal, seeks to preserve the canal within Bloomfield and educates the public regarding its significance. The Greenway stretches five miles through Bloomfield and now serves as a connector of Township and County parks, historical sites, and environmental assets. Significant accomplishments include the creation of Canal Park at Oak Tree Lane from a section of abandoned canal bed and the ongoing restoration of the 19th century Collins House, soon to be a museum and community center.
Other community service experiences include appointment to the Bloomfield Historic District Review Board, Commissioner of the Bloomfield Parking Authority, and Trustee at the Montclair Arts Council. He was nominated for Caldwell University’s 2016-2017 VERITAS Award for his outstanding professional and personal accomplishments.