Council 1st Vice President2020-01-20T16:42:11-05:00

Dr. October Hudley

Dr. October Hudley was sworn in as Councilperson At-Large on July 1, 2014. She is dedicated to serving the township she loves so dearly and is committed to helping make Irvington Strong.

She is a resident and homeowner for over 40 years of the Township of Irvington and attended the following Irvington Public Schools; Grove Street School, Myrtle Ave School (University Middle) and Frank H. Morrell (Irvington High School).

Dr. Hudley contributes much of her success having been strongly guided and influenced by her late grandmother, Essie Staton, late Mother Barbara Ann Staton, and late sister Demoria Estoria Britt.


  • Retired Educator for 34 years for the Irvington Public School District
  • New Jersey City University ED. D in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Technology in 2003 with a 4.0 GPA
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in 1983 Elementary Education Winston-Salem State University
  • Certified Library Media Specialist 2006
  • Maintains Supervisor’s Certification
  • Certified Smartboard Instructor
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year for Grove Street School 2012-2013
  • Awarded Teacher of the District 2012-2013
  • Retired Library Media Specialist at Grove Street School
  • First African American Computer Lab Teacher in the Irvington Public School District
  • Chairperson of the School Leadership Council
  • Served on the school’s Data Collection Committee
  • Served on District Needs Assessment Committee Member
  • Coordinator of Grove Street School Celebrity Read Program
  • Served as The League Coordinator- Philanthropy Community Service Program
  • Coordinated the Grove Street School Community Technology Center to educate the community on how to utilize computer software programs and assist with job searches
  • Lifetime Member and Treasurer of the Grove Street School Parent Teacher Association
  • Member of the Irvington High School Parent Teacher Student Association
  • Liaison for the Tools 4 School Program
  • Recipient of the New Jersey Association of School Librarian Future Leaders Award 2007
  • Recipient of the Community Service Award 2010 Irvington Democrat County Committee
  • Served as Secretary of the Irvington Democrat County Committee
  • Served as Vice-President Library Board Trustees of the Irvington Public Library
  • President of the Irvington National Action Network
  • Member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Color People)
  • East Ward Democratic Committee Chairperson
  • District Leader East-9
  • Member of the Martin Luther King Commemorative Committee
  • Help organize food drives for people in need
  • Participated in BookBag Give Away
  • Coordinator of the Grove Street School Community Garden
  • Coordinated Earth Day Community Clean Up
  • 2019 Recipient of Reformed La Schekina Christian Church Community Service Award
  • 2019 Became the 1st Vice-president  Councilperson
  • 2019 Recipient of the Irvington Strong Martial Arts Kids Blackbelt Award Class
  • 2018 Recipient of the Rotary Club of Irvington Service Above Self
  • 2018 Recipient of the late Essex County Freeholder At-Large Lebby C. Jones Outstanding Women’s Award
  • 2017 Recipient of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Luther King Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award