Johnny Ortiz - Town Councilman


Johnny Ortiz began his first term on the Haverstraw Town Council in January 2020.  He is originally from Tamboril, Dominican Republic. He grew up playing baseball every day. Johnny arrived in Haverstraw in 2000 at the age of 31 and embarked on continuing his higher education at Farleigh Dickinson University, earning his Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts in 2013 and then his Master’s in Administration in 2016.  

Mr. Ortiz has been employed at Zimmer Biomet since 2001, (where he met his wife Marilyn Toro), and is currently the Mfg. Associate Manager, Operations Specialist Projects.  Johnny and Marilyn have made their home in West Haverstraw since 2006.

Councilman Ortiz is proud to be the first Dominican to serve as Councilman in Haverstraw and looks forward to being able to continue his mission in life to help the community he lives in. The values that his parents instilled in him growing up made him the man he is today. 

Mr. Ortiz serves on the citizen’s advisory committee for the Village of West Haverstraw, is a member of many community organizations including, The Knights of Columbus, The Haverstraw Neighborhood Committee/Fund and has also served as the Vice President of the Quisqueya Sports Club. 

Councilman Ortiz has received numerous awards for volunteering in our community including the following, Distinguished Service Awards: Town Of Haverstraw, County Of Rockland and Quisqueya Sports Club. In 2019, Johnny was chosen to be the Dominican Godfather at the United Latin Parade & Festival of Haverstraw.  This was such an honor for him and his family.

Johnny’s lifelong passion for baseball has never waned and he still watches it as much as he can on TV or at the ball field.