HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Thursday his choice for key positions in his administration: Ulrich “Al” Steinberg as acting chief financial officer and Bianca Jerez as chief of staff.
"I am pleased to have both Al and Bianca as part of my team, and look forward to working with them,” said Martin. “These are two outstanding individuals with the experience, skills, and drive to serve the resident of Hamilton Township.”
Steinberg comes to Hamilton Township with more than 30 years of experience in several aspects of New Jersey government finance. He has served as either CFO or financial consultant to over a dozen New Jersey municipalities, including the cities of Clifton and Plainfield. Between 1991 and 2001, he served as director of New Jersey’s Division of Local Government Services under then-Governor Whitman’s administration. He received his undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics from William Paterson University and a master’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University.
At the Hamilton Township Council meeting on January 21, the Council approved Steinberg for the temporary post.
“There were some decisions made last year that didn’t provide for the long term,” Steinberg said at the council meeting. “Despite the challenge, I look forward to serving the residents of Hamilton Township by helping this new administration prepare a fiscally responsible 2020 budget.”
For his chief of staff, Martin appointed Jerez, an experienced New Jersey public policy analyst. Most recently, Jerez served as a policy analyst for the New Jersey General Assembly State Legislature. Prior to her time at the State Legislature, Jerez worked in several roles in New Jersey politics, including as political director with the NJ Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee (DACC). She is a graduate of Rider University.
Among the many tasks that Jerez will be responsible for includes supervising the Township’s call center, HAMSTAT, which provides residents with answers to questions and the ability to express their concerns so that the mayor or appropriate local agency can act swiftly to address their needs.
Jerez began serving in the post on January 21.
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