Maplewood’s Business Administrator to Retire

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November 8, 2017                                                  Joseph F. Manning, 973-762-8120,Ext. 2000

Joseph F. Manning, the Maplewood Township’s Business Administrator announced today that he plans to retire from his position at the end of May 2018. Mr. Manning has held the position of Township Administrator for over 12 years and was appointed by the Maplewood Township Committee and started work September 12, 2005.

In addition to being the Business Administrator, Mr. Manning is also the Township’s Qualified Purchasing Agent, and served briefly as its Chief Municipal Finance Officer.

Mr. Manning began his career in government in the early 1980’s when he worked as an administrative analyst for the City of Newark. In 1986 he received his Master’s in Public Administration from the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University.

Mr. Manning was also the Assistant to the Administrator of Hanover Township, Assistant Administrator of the Township of Union, and the Administrator of the Town of  Boonton, Long Hill Township, and Middlesex Borough before taking the position in Maplewood.

A member of the International City Managers Association for over 10 years, Mr. Manning was a member of 2015 Planning Committee for the Association’s 2015 Conference in Seattle, WA. He is also a member of the New Jersey Municipal Management Association and is currently their Board’s Secretary. He received a “Career Development Award” in 2015 in recognition of his dedication to helping and mentoring men and women entering the profession.

Mr. Manning and his husband Christopher Reggio live in Maplewood and raised a daughter, now 26, there. “When we were looking for a place to raise our daughter people told us to look at Maplewood. I am glad we did. It is a very special place, probably like no other. It is a privilege and an honor to work for the many elected officials and the residents that I have come to know and respect.” Mr. Manning said.