Mayor Dianne C. Didio, Councilwoman Miriam Yu & John Plucinski are experienced professionals who will work with Council President Tracy Schoenberg & Councilmen Roger Tashjian & Rob Jannicelli to continue to build upon their shared initiatives and successes for our community.
A 31-year Oradell resident and Mayor and Councilwoman for more than a decade, Dianne Camelo Didio has always been an active civic volunteer whose demonstrated commitment to Oradell speaks for itself. Prior to serving Oradell as Mayor and Councilwoman, Dianne served as President of the Oradell Little League from 2002 – 2005. Dianne is a past Board member of the Oradell Arts and Business Coalition and a past member of the Oradell Emerson Rotary Club. Dianne thoroughly enjoyed her many years spent teaching CCD on Sunday mornings at St. Joseph's Church and was involved in youth activities, coaching, mentoring and participating in various youth sports programs including the PTA, Scouting and other community service initiatives. More recently, Dianne has served on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity Bergen County.
Dianne and her husband Tom have three children all of whom attended Oradell Public School. Her son, Thomas, graduated from Tufts University in 2011. He and his wife Lauren recently had their first child, Olivia, Dianne & Tom’s first grandchild. Nicholas is a doctoral candidate in astrophysics at Syracuse University and their daughter Camille, a Boston College graduate, works for WeWorks.
Born in the Bronx, Dianne graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University and received her J.D. from Fordham University Law School. She is a partner in the law firm of Levy, Stopol & Camelo, LLP, located in Uniondale, New York with an office in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Dianne and her partners serve as general counsel to several corporations and her practice includes real estate, intellectual property, commercial litigation and trusts and estates.
Dianne made the difficult decision to not seek re-election as Mayor in 2011 due to family and business demands, but has always looked forward to the day when she again would have the time to devote to the Oradell community. She has done an amazing job as Mayor of Oradell the last four years and we can't wait to see what she does in her next term.
Miriam Park Yu originally moved to Oradell in 1990 and is thrilled to be back in the borough raising her two young sons with her husband Steven in her childhood home. She graduated River Dell in 1997 where she ran track and cross country and was a member of the debate team. Miriam then earned a BA in Communications from Boston College and spent a year abroad teaching English.
After returning stateside, she entered the corporate world as an assistant product manager and consumer promotions budget analyst at LG Electronics. Miriam eventually moved on to own and operate a Kentucky Fried Chicken with her late father, In Yong Park.
After seven years of running a successful business franchise, she decided to pursue her passion — real estate. Miriam is a Realtor with ReMax Signature Homes of Alpine/Closter. She is a Circle of Excellence award recipient and was recently nominated for the industry's Rising Star Award. Miriam is currently co-chair of the Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity Board at the Eastern Bergen Board of Realtors.
Miriam believes Oradell is the best place to raise a family and wants to help make a difference. She volunteers in the borough as a den leader for her son’s Tiger Scout Den and serves as a trustee on the Oradell Public Library Board.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, snow boarding and spending time with friends and family. She is also trilingual, speaking English, Korean and Spanish.
Miriam is the liaison to the Board of Health, the Library Board and the Municipal Drug Alliance.
John and his wife Ruth moved to Oradell 32 years ago. They raised their two kids, Derek and Dana, in the borough where they attended Oradell Public School and River Dell Middle & High Schools.
John & Ruth were instrumental in getting budget referendums passed for both the Oradell and River Dell School Districts. These referendums allowed for the renovation of sports fields, upgrades to RDHS and the expansion of Oradell Public School. Most of the committee meetings to plan for the passage of these referendums were held in John’s home.
More than two years ago, John was appointed to the Oradell Planning Board and currently serves as the chairman of the Historic Preservation Committee. He has been committed to maintaining and preserving one of Oradell’s most historic sites – the Oradell Train Station.
John is also very involved with Habitat for Humanity, building affordable homes in many different communities. He also served on the Consistory of the Reformed Church of Oradell for 10 years.
John has an MBA in economics and finance from New York University and recently retired after a 36-year successful career in high-tech sales.