Thursday, September 29, 2011

No Berry for Plainfield

Former Trenton Business Administrator Eric Berry has taken a post with the state Department of Community Affairs, according to the Star-Ledger.

Berry was Trenton's seventh business administrator under Mayor Tony Mack, but he will not be the seventh person to sit in the city administrator's seat here under Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs. That roster includes Carlton McGee, Marc Dashield, Bibi Taylor, Dan Williamson, the mayor herself and David Kochel. The last three, serving since January, all held acting terms. Kochel remains on in acting capacity through special legislation, but his term expires in November.

Normally, cabinet members serve terms concurrent with the mayor's. At this point, a little over two years remain in the mayor's second term, which runs to Dec. 31, 2013. Candidates for the city administrator's post will thus be limited to that span of employment.


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