HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton's Deputy Business Administrator, Mark Muranko, will in the Towsnhip's top non-elected position until the position of Business Administrator is filled on a permanent basis later this year, Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Friday. Murranko has served as Deputy Business Administrator since February.

While a permanent Business Administrator has been identified, their start date is on hold during the current COVID-19 crisis as the individual is serving in that capacity to another municipality, Martin added.

“Mark has been a tremendous part of my administration, having taken the lead on fire consolidation and the administration of grants,” Martin said.  “This was an easy decision for a seamless transition while we await our permanent Business Administrator to join the team.”

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A resident of Hamilton Township, Murranko worked with the New Jersey State Police for more than thirty years, retiring at the rank of Major. He has over a decade of experience in various leadership roles within the law enforcement agency, including serving as the Commanding Officer to the Administrative Section. In that role, he provided oversight of administrative functions related to maintaining the daily operational needs of 4,500 employees. Murranko earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Human Services from Thomas Edison State College before receiving a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School.

T. Missy Balmir, named by Martin in January to serve as interim Business Administrator, resigned from the position as she has been named Deputy Campaign Manager and Political Director for the reelection effort of Senator Cory Booker.  

“When I asked Missy to join my team as Interim Business Administrator, it was for a period of 30 days, but as she leaves us she will have served over 75 days with the Township,” said Martin.  “Throughout her short tenure with Hamilton, she has helped steer the Township through the uncharted waters of COVID-19.  Her guidance has been immeasurable; I thank her for serving the residents of Hamilton Township.”

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