About Us

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center

The Mayor and City Council

Mayor John Labrosse

Mayor John Labrosse

A Hackensack resident for nearly four decades, John Labrosse was first elected to the City Council in 2009 and has...

Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino

Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino

Kathy Canestrino retired from Honeywell International as an Aerospace Engineer and was first elected to the City Council in 2013....

Deputy Mayor Dave Sims

Deputy Mayor Dave Sims

A lifelong local resident and a member of the City Council since 2013, Dave Sims works as a Paraprofessional at...

Councilman Leonardo Battaglia

Councilman Leonardo Battaglia

A native of Ecuador, Leonardo Battaglia is a retired local business owner and a longtime local resident who has served...

Department of Cultural Arts

Gregory Liosi

Gregory Liosi

Artistic Director
Gregory is a NJ ACT Perry Award Winning Director and a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Rose Frontignano

Rose Frontignano

Arts Coordinator
Rose Frontignano has been working in the theater both on stage and behind the scenes locally and in New York City for over twenty years.

Frank Borrelli

Frank Borrelli

Arts Coordinator
Frank Borrelli is an Arts Coordinator for the City of Hackensack and the founder of Defining Moments Theatre Company.

Cultural Arts Advisory Board

Edward Decker
Caseen Gaines
Ryan Huban
Toney Jackson
Ruth Bauer Neustadter
Shatanya Shaw
Bob Suede