Multicultural Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Committee


Michele Gruet


LocationVerona Town Hall, 600 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ 07044

Mission Statement:

Verona’s vibrant community proudly welcomes all residents, business owners, employees, and visitors. Together we are working toward being a truly inclusive place where our policies, services, and programs meet the needs of all people.


The Multicultural Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Committee (MIAAC) was newly established by the Township Council on January 3, 2022 via Resolution. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in participating in the next year to help us begin the work of the newly adopted mission statement.

The MIAAC is charged with the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Make recommendations regarding diverse cultural, economic, and social issues within our community to the Township Council 
  2. Propose solutions to the Township Council that ensure accessibility for all community members for our services and programs 
  3. Assist the Administration and the Dept. of Community Services with the organization, coordination, research, and manage actions in the Community as it relates to multicultural inclusion and accessibility of the Township’s policies, programs, and services. 


Community Accessibility Audit

2022 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report

How to Volunteer:

Please fill out this Google Form to learn about our various events/activities and how to volunteer for individual events throughout the year

2024 Meeting Information:

The MIAAC meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm *in the Verona Community Center Conference Room, 880 Bloomfield Ave. unless otherwise noted.

                              *Currently the MIAAC will meet via Zoom only

Information and the Zoom meeting link is posted on the meeting agenda

2023/2024 Meeting Dates:

  • September 27, 2023                 
  • October 25, 2023
  • November 29, 2023
  • December 20, 2023
  • January 24, 2024
  • February 28, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 24, 2024
  • May 22, 2024
  • June 26, 2024

2024 Meeting Agendas:

Download the presentation below to learn more about the formation and goals of the MIAAC:

Residents are encouraged participate in our community by volunteering for various boards, committees and commissions. If you are interested in knowing more about how you can serve Verona or would like to submit a letter of intent and resume for consideration by the Town Council for any of the boards, committees and commissions listed on the website, please call (973) 857-4770.

MIAAC Members:

  • Carla Buglione - Term Ends 12/31/2024
  • Kathleen Francis - Term Ends 12/31/2024
  • Michele Gruet - Term Ends 12/31/2026
  • Wesley Tahsir-Rodriguez - Term Ends 12/31/2025
  • John Vajda - Term Ends 12/31/2025
  • Kristin Dunleavy - Term Ends 06/30/2026
  • Michelle O'Neill - Term Ends 06/30/2024
  • Rita Chevalier - Term Ends 06/30/2025
  • Roxanna Tirado - Term Ends 06/30/2026
  • Christine McGrath - Council Representative
  • Claudine Pascale - Director of the Verona Public Library 
  • Diane DiGiuseppe - Superintendent of Schools

2023 Agendas:

2022 Agendas: