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Department of State

New Jersey Hellenic American Heritage Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
New Jersey Hellenic American Heritage Commission

About the Commission

The Commission is authorized to study, recognize and share information on Hellenic heritage, culture and history as it relates to Americans of Hellenic ancestry and their contributions to the State of New Jersey. The Commission coordinates an annual Hellenic Heritage Month celebration in March and provides expertise to the Department of Education for the development of content and curriculum guides for the study of Hellenic culture within the State’s Core Curriculum Content Standards in Social Studies. The Commission is also authorized to assist the New Jersey Tourism Policy Council in promoting cultural exchanges and to assist the Office of International Trade in promoting economic development between the citizens of the State of New Jersey and the nations of Greece and Cyprus.

Commission Members

On October 25, 2019, Governor Philip D. Murphy appointed the following individuals to serve on the NJ Hellenic American Heritage Commission. Secretary of State Tahesha Way welcomed the appointees at the Oxi Day commemorative event at Liberty State Park on October 26.

Dr. Zenon Christodoulou of Branchburg, Chairman
Andrew C. Zachariades of Brick
Georgette Boulegeris of Bedminster
Constantina Meis of Bergenfield
Evellyn Tsiadis of South Plainfield
George G. Horiates, Esq. of Moorestown
Theodore S. Golfinopoulos of Skillman
Elias Anthony Iliadis of Moorestown
James Dimitrios B. Kontolios of Ridgefield
Dean C. Pialtos of Closter
Asteris James Fanikos of Chesterfield
Stathis Theodoropoulos of Kearny
James Kirkos of Lyndhurst


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