Dawn Zimmer

Mayor of Hoboken + New Jjersey
Born 1968

'Dawn Zimmer is the 38th mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey. She was sworn in on November 6, 2009 after winning a special election to fill the remainder of Peter Cammarano's term. She had been serving as Acting Mayor since Cammarano's resignation on July 31, 2009 following his arrest on corruption charges. Zimmer is the first female mayor of Hoboken.… Read More

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  • Hoboken Residents Are Urged To Boil Water After Water Main Break
    NYTimes - Nov 23, 2015
  • Three Years After Sandy, Are Coastal Communities Safer?
    NYTimes - Oct 28, 2015
  • Carepoint Health Opens Only Comprehensive Women's And Children's Centers In Hudson County
    Yahoo News - May 07, 2015
  • 3 New Jersey Officials Are Cleared Of Coercion Against Hoboken Mayor
    NYTimes - May 02, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dawn Zimmer.


1968 Birth Born on April 16, 1968.
1977 9 Years Old Zimmer is married to Stan Grossbard, who is President of the RCDC Corporation, a diamond manufacturing and wholesaling company that markets the Original Radiant Cut Diamond, which was invented in 1977 by his father, Henry Grossbard. … Read More


1990 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Dawn Zimmer was born in Towson, Maryland, and raised in Laconia, New Hampshire. She is of German and Irish descent. She attended public schools and graduated cum laude in 1990 from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in history.


2002 34 Years Old She and her family moved to Hoboken from New York City in September 2002.
2006 38 Years Old Zimmer became involved in civic life in Hoboken in 2006 when she joined the Southwest Parks Coalition Steering Committee to advocate for more park space in southwest Hoboken's 4th Ward. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, she ran for Hoboken City Council in the 4th Ward against incumbent Christopher Campos. … Read More


…  As president of the Hoboken City Council, she became acting mayor after incumbent Peter Cammarano's resignation on July 31, 2009 following his arrest on corruption charges. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old Mayor Zimmer played a significant role in privatizing Hoboken University Hospital (formerly St. Mary Hospital), and keeping it from closing in 2011. … Read More
2012 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 Zimmer was widely acclaimed for leadership during the aftermath Hurricane Sandy.
On September 9, 2013, she was recognized as "Hero of the Harbor" by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance for her work "to make her city a national model for preparedness, meeting with FEMA and state officials, urban planners, scientists and many others to create an 'integrated solution.'" For her leadership during Hurricane Sandy Mayor Zimmer was appointed to the President's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.
2014 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 18, 2014, Zimmer appeared on Up with Steve Kornacki, and said that Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Rich Constable had pressured her to support a Rockefeller Group development project in Hoboken in exchange for the city receiving additional federal Sandy relief aid. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In letters dated May 1, 2015 to Guadagno, Constable and Ferzan the US Attorney wrote: "Based on the evidence developed during the investigation and our review of applicable law, we have concluded that no further action is warranted in this matter. … Read More
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