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Acting Mayor Kallert

Tracy (Bennett) Kallert moved to West Paterson at age 2 and was raised in the Borough, now Woodland Park. She and her four siblings were raised on Bush Avenue by her father, who owned Lee Bennett Insurance on McBride Avenue, and her mother, who substituted as a school nurse at all three schools. 

As a young woman, Tracy attended School #1 and Memorial School. Like most kids who grew up in West Paterson at the time, she found a home away from home at the West Paterson Boys’ & Girls’ Club. This was where Tracy became involved in cheerleading and softball. After graduating from 8th grade, Tracy, and her siblings, went on to attend Passaic Valley High School. After High School she received her New Jersey Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) License from Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School, and now manages Elmwood Dental Professionals, a large dental practice in Elmwood Park.

Expanding on her formative years, Tracy continued her passion for cheerleading as a coach and advocate for young, female athletes. She is a past coach and Cheerleading Commissioner for the West Paterson Boys’ & Girls’ Club and is the former President of the United Counties Cheerleading League which served over 500 athletes during her tenure. She is also a past member of the Beatrice Gilmore Home & School Association.

Before taking on her recent role as Mayor, Tracy was serving her fourth term on the Woodland Park Borough Council and her third term as Council President. During her time on Council, Tracy served on many boards and committees where she spearheaded initiatives that directly supported the long-term success of Woodland Park. Tracy was formerly the Chairwoman of the Board of Adjustment and is a former Mayor’s Delegate to the Planning Board and library Board. As part of her duties, she worked closely with the Mayor and Council to re-adopt the Master Plan and revise current zoning laws. Tracy also served as a member of the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Control Board.

On Sunday evening, you can find her and her family at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson. Guided by the principles of charity and service to others, Tracy serves as a Co-Chair of the “Families Behind the Badge'' softball tournament, raising money for the NJ PBA Survivors fund. Tracy was awarded a Silver Life Card from the NJ State PBA, bestowing Honorary Lifetime Membership for her continuous generosity and selflessness. 

Tracy resides on Wallace Lane with her family Charles Cammarata and proud mother to daughter, Kaitlyn Kallert.

Acting Mayor Kallert: Bio
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