The Department of Recreation provides year round programs of wholesome recreational activities for all of the Township of Irvington’s residents. The department also cooperates with other municipal departments as well as coordinates with other service / non-profit organizations in the furtherance of recreational and cultural activities, i.e., sports and performing arts.
The husband of June and the father of Jessica, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and Christopher, a graduate of Irvington High School, Donald has provided a valuable public service with his outstanding musical talent as well as helping the Township of Irvington improve their quality of life and continue to contribute to the growth of the community.
He has been a member of the Mt.Vernon Missionary Baptist Church for over 25 years and currently serves as Minister of Music. He has been resident of Irvington since 1986, employed by the Township since 1994 and is currently the Acting Director of Parks and Recreation. Under his leadership he initiated the Irvington Day Celebration in 1994 until 2000 and Unity Day Celebration from 2001 to present.
He obtained Irvington’s first cultural enrichment grant, recreation trails grant and has secured over 3 million dollars in Green Acres and Essex County grant funding for Irvington Township to upgrade all of its parks and new recreation centers. More recently, he secured a renovation grant of $150,000 awarded for the Chris Gatling Center from Essex County open space 2014.
He has served on the Irvington Board of Education from April 2000 to April 2003 as well as served on various committees. Donald was Board liaison to Chancellor Avenue School, was elected to serve as South Ward District 7 leader in 2008 and was re-elected in 2010. He has been a part of Celebrity Read in schools throughout the Township and the Township library. A member of Lincoln and Elm Place Block Association, he has supported the Kuna Terrace Block Association as well. Donald has also served for two years as Administrator of Irvington little League Baseball program and helped to secure a grant from Baseball Tomorrow Fund for approximately $100,000.00 to renovate the little league field, purchase new uniforms and equipment. He was selected the 2006 African American Male of the Year by the Township Council and received the Irvington’s Hero Award from the Sandra Jones Civic Association.
He has Received numerous keys and proclamations to many cities and appeared on numerous TV networks including televised Motown’s 25 Anniversary at the Apollo Theatre, the Word network and BET”s Bobby Jones Gospel. Recently in March 2011 a special day was proclaimed Donald Malloy’s Day in South Carolina by Mayor Scott Hunter. He has recorded the seventh solo CD in South Carolina and is accomplished vocalist with seven international released Albums/CD’s. He has traveled extensively to South Africa to perform for Nelson Mandel and toured in Spain, Portugal, Holland, London and throughout the United Stated. He is the winner of a Gospel Music Excellence Award, New Jersey Male Vocalist award, Stellar Award and Dove Music Award to name a few.