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Freeholders to Vote on Appointing New Administrator

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Freeholders are expected to appoint an administrator at their meeting Tuesday.

The Freeholder agenda includes a vote on naming Kevin P. Davis to the post to serve a three-year term. Davis is a former Township Administrator in Hillsborough.

“We are looking for a proven manager to lead the county administration,” said Hunterdon Freeholder Director John Lanza. “Mr. Davis has substantial experience at senior levels in state and local government. He brings what we believe is a fresh approach.

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“His knowledge and experience managing a large municipal government, proven record of performance, and energy is a good fit for our goal of achieving efficiency and effectiveness in our county government,” Lanza added.

Davis served in the combined position of Administrator and Township Clerk in Hillsborough. Among his accomplishments in Hillsborough were negotiating the preservation from development of significant acreage of open space and farmland - including the preservation of a 300-acre federal property now used for recreational programs - budget and personnel management reforms, and economic development programs.

Davis holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Kean University and is certified by the state as a Qualified Purchasing Agent and Registered Municipal Clerk.

Davis has more than 30 years of state and local government experience, including service in a senior level on the Legislature’s staff in Trenton. He is a United States Army veteran.

“The county publicly advertised for the Administrator’s position in December and we were pleased to receive responses from many outstanding potential candidates,” Lanza said. “We conducted several interviews in searching for the right person.”

The County Administrator’s post has been vacant since Cindy Yard retired more than three years ago. Since then, county Chief of Staff George Wagner has performed many of the job’s duties.

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