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Wildwood Undertaking an Extensive Search for a New Administrator

Christopher South
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said on Wednesday, Jan 24, that the board of commissioners will take its time finding a new municipal administrator.

By Christopher South

WILDWOOD – City officials will take as much time as needed to find the next municipal administrator, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. told the Herald after a very brief commissioners meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Troiano joked that he was going to use the dartboard in his office to select an administrator to replace Steve O’Connor, whose contract expired at the end of the year. O’Connor has since taken a position in the Atlantic County administration as a special projects management coordinator.

Commissioner Krista Fitzsimons said the city wanted to go “far and wide” to find another administrator. She said the city had advertised in newspapers and with the New Jersey League of Municipalities, hoping to draw “a nice variety of candidates.”

Troiano said the administrator is a contracted position rather than a city employee, and the city would like to open up the position to as many candidates as possible.

Fitzsimons said the city is “still working” under City Clerk Lisa Brown, who agreed to fill the position for 30 days. Fitzsimons and Troiano said they were not limited to the 30-day time frame and would extend the search if need be.

“I would rather take our time and get the right person,” she said.

Contact the author, Christopher South, at csouth@cmcherald.com or 609-886-8600, ext. 128.


Christopher South is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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