Livingston Council to Appoint New Township Manager Monday


LIVINGSTON, NJ – Members of the Livingston Township Council will consider a resolution for the appointment of Gregory Bonin as Livingston’s new Township Manager at the mayor and council meeting on Monday.

Should the council approve the resolution, Bonin will take over the position effective August 7.

Bonin comes to Livingston from the Township of Branchburg, NJ, where he has been the township administrator for 18 years. He has also been the Borough Clerk for the Borough of Millstone for the past 15 years.

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According to the Township of Livingston, the appointment is the result of a thorough search process conducted by a third-party consultant. The search firm, Government Management Advisors, interviewed the Livingston council members individually at the beginning of the process to identify characteristics that were universally desired by the council members.

The Livingston Township Council went through two separate search processes: one that included candidates from New Jersey and Pennsylvania and one done nationally through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

More than 70 resumes were received, according to the township, and more than a dozen people were interviewed.

Council members conducted five sets of interviews, according to the township, and two sets of interviews were each conducted by a selected group of community representatives and a group of township department heads—each of which was chosen by the council.

The screening interviews and final interviews included a review of writing samples and background investigations. According to the township, there was a great deal of emphasis throughout the interviews on getting to know the person and whether he or she would fit into the community.

During the process, the council members met or contacted the candidate at least three-to-four times before making a decision to assess the potential for a positive working relationship. The process allowed for complete evaluation of the strengths and challenges of each candidate.

“Going into this process, the council knew that with Acting Township Manager Russ Jones in place, there would be no rush in finding our new township manager,” said Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein. “We could be deliberate in our search and not settle until we found the right applicant for Livingston. And we are confident that we now have.”

According to the township, Bonin was determined to be the best fit with the Livingston community. A press release issued by the township stated the following:

“His abilities have been demonstrated over many years throughout the positions he has held and the manner in which his career has developed.  A Registered Municipal Clerk and a Qualified Purchasing Agent, he has been the President of the NJ Municipal Managers Association since 2014 and is a member of both the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey. He has a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and is an adjunct instructor in the Mini-MPA Program at the Rutgers University Center for Executive Leadership in Government.”

The release also state that the search firm described Bonin as modest, yet confident in his knowledge and ability to oversee the various departments and activities of the Town.

He also has experience in other areas, including human resource administration, goals and objectives, contract negotiation, purchasing, information technology, public relations, budgets, and strategic planning. 

“We appreciate Greg for his spirit of innovation, his fund of knowledge, his even temperament, his approachable demeanor and style, and his leadership capabilities,” said Klein. “Livingston is lucky to have found Greg, and we hope and expect him to do a great job as he settles in for the long term to continue Livingston's tradition of excellence.”

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