Tracy Silna Zur has served eight years as a Bergen County Commissioner. She is a life-long Bergen County resident who holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, a law degree from Fordham University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University.
Commissioner Zur has had extensive professional experience. She has served as a municipal prosecutor in Hoboken and Passaic, a judge in Bergen County Central Municipal Court, and as the Public Defender to both Englewood and Woodcliff Lake. In addition, Freeholder Zur has served as legal counsel to Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and is a past Commissioner on the Bergen County Utilities Board. She practiced law at several notable firms in the county handling municipal issues as well as criminal defense work, and served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in Jersey City.
Tracy has always been an active member of her community by serving as a Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey as a Women's Philanthropy and Executive Board Member, as well as being a dedicated member of the PTA. Tracy sits on the Board of Trustees at the Gerrard Berman Day School, and volunteered for Alternatives to Domestic Violence and Meals on Wheels. She also served as an NLC and Simon Wisenthal Center mentor and was on the Board Emerge NJ.
In 2017, Tracy formed the nonprofit group, We the People - Embrace. Empower. Engage. With the goal of highlighting to our children that we have more similarities than differences, We the People arranged days of service, with the hallmark event on Martin Luther King Day, for kids from 5th - 8th grade. In the past four years this event has grown from 85 kids to engage over 1000 young people engaged in making projects to benefit the homeless children in the foster care system, seniors in New Bridge Medical Center, goodie bags and letters for our active service men and women, and other varying projects to meet emerging annual needs. Her nonprofit continues to connect different parochial schools of varying faith and ethnic backgrounds and engages children through service to celebrate and appreciate our differences, while seeing our community as well.
In July of 2020, Commissioner Zur launched the Bergen County Food Security Task Force to address the growing rate of food insecurity in Bergen County and address the impact on our local food pantries. For more information about the Task Force, visit the "Food Security" tab.