Marelyn Rivera is an entrepreneur/small business owner, digital marketing professional, and community activist in Hudson County, New Jersey, where she is presently a county legislative staffer - Chief of Staff to County Freeholder Anthony Romano. In this capacity, she oversees constituent and media relations, district office operations, and liaising with the County Executive, county departments, and local, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies in an effort to better the lives of the citizens of Hudson County. Further, she has been the host of "North Hudson" since 2015, a bi-lingual local access television show which features community leaders and raises awareness for local causes.
In addition, since 2011, Marelyn has been the CEO of Allure Consultants - an event planning, digital media, and business development firm where the clientele has included municipal and county political candidates, state legislators, small/midsize businesses, and numerous nonprofit organizations. Marelyn has over 10 years experience in all aspects of event logistics, contract negotiations, venue and vendor scouting, theme design, budget management, digital marketing, and partnering with local businesses within her network of industry contacts.
Marelyn holds an Associates in Applied Science in Fashion Marketing and Management from Berkeley College and is a leader in several philanthropic and community organizations. She is a co-founding Trustee of the Hudson County Young Democrats as well as co-founding Trustee of Content Creator Academy, a youth-serving nonprofit based in Jersey City. For over four years, she has served on the Board of Directors of Party With Purpose, a grassroots organization that has raised and given out over $700k in grants to local nonprofits since its founding. Marelyn is also Trustee Emeritus for the Jersey City Youth Foundation and, since 2012, has been active member of the Leadership Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties. For two years in a row, Marelyn was part of a mission to Guatemala, helping build a home for a family through Hoboken Grace Church and Potter's House.