Ivar Hyden has strong roots in the New Rochelle community. He has lived in District 4 for the past 16 years, both in the downtown and Glenwood Lake. He has operated businesses in downtown New Rochelle for over 20 years, currently the Backstreet Gallery on Lawton Street. Ivar’s wife Diane was born and raised in New Rochelle. They have 3 grown sons and currently 6 nieces and nephews in the school system.
Ivar is the former chairman of the Municipal Art Commission and has served on the boards of several other organizations, including the New Rochelle Public Library Strategic Planning Committee and the board of the Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle.