KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following statement from Mayor Linda Karlovitch and Councilman Mark David.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Calixto as the Acting Superintendent of the Kenilworth Department of Public Works. It has been said that to improve is to change.  We realize how important it is to have an efficient Department of Public Works to provide our residents with quality and efficient service. Beyond the practical skills of a Superintendent, upon interview, we were impressed with his skill set in terms of budget needs and personnel responsibilities.

Mr. Calixto is a third-generation Mechanical Contractor, who began his career in the private sector over 20 years ago. Through his construction management experiences, he has acquired exceptional problem solving, planning, and project implementation skills. Throughout his career, his leadership abilities led to excellent technical analysis, contract administration, and operational planning proficiencies in the construction industry. Mr. Calixto developed high-level strategies, major corporate decisions, and overall operations for his company as a certified Minority Business Enterprise for the state, and as a vendor to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is 100% committed to successfully producing positive outcomes, financially and efficiently.

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Mr. Calixto is a dedicated husband and father. He has been married for 18 years to Doctoral Candidate Sharon Calixto, BS MAT M.Ed. He has two teenage boys; Jordan is an aspiring music professional in Production/Engineering, and his youngest son Payton looks to study Civil Engineering after high school. Knowing the value of family and owning a business, Mr. Calixto understands that maintaining the Borough’s critical infrastructure is something residents and business owners depend on every day, and has a direct impact on their quality of life.

Superintendent Calixto will be responsible for strengthening the internal operations and staffing of the Public Works Department to encourage faster customer service response time and proactive monitoring and maintenance of the Borough. In addition, he will be directing the supervisory, budgetary, operations, and technical work of the unit and field personnel.

Mr. Calixto’s professional knowledge and insights regarding the financial and efficient dynamics involved in operating and maintaining public works, is a valuable asset to the Borough of Kenilworth’s residents and business owners. Calixto says “In my line of work, I am faced with daily issues that need to be immediately addressed, which keeps me constantly thinking of new ideas on how to improve productivity.”