Montclair Township Manager Marc Dashield Officially Becomes Township Administrator in Princeton

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township Manager Marc Dashield was voted in as Princeton’s Township Administrator by a unanimous vote Monday evening in a special meeting with Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton township council members.

Dashield will fill the position vacated by retiring Princeton Administrator Bob Bruschi. A resolution was approved appointing Dashield, who will be making $170,000 a year salary to fill out the remainder of 2014. His term will span until December 31, 2015 when the council and mayor will need to vote again on Dashield’s renewal.

The Times of Trenton has reported that Dashield was selected among a cadre of 15 other candidates. The application process had closed in July and Princeton officials then narrowed the search down to three finalists, of which Dashield was chosen.

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Dashield has been Montclair Township Manager since December of 2009 and has also served the Township of Plainfield and Fanklin Township prior.

Dashield told the audience that his dream job from when he was a child was to be a Township Manager. He said of his approval, "I'm not a politician. I knew that about myself. But I always wanted to be involved, and for me, that was the perfect thing. You don't have to be the politician, but you can be involved in government," 

To ensure a smooth transition, starting October 27, Princeton officials plan to have Dashield serve alongside the outgoing Bruschi at the end of October until Bruschi's retirement next month. 

Lempert said, "(Dashield) will bring a breath of experience."

Dashield, who resides in South Brunswick with his wife and two teenage sons will be closer to his new job, said, "You can't do any better than going from Montclair to Princeton. ...you just can't." 

A meet and greet with Dashield and community members was held after the approval. 

It is not yet known when Montclair officials will begin the search process for a new township manager. Montclair officials contacted for comment did not respond.

Update 9/30 at 9:42PM:  Katya Wowk, Montclair Township Communications Director responded in an email confirming that Dashield's last day is October 17. She wrote, “The township employees I’ve talked to all feel that the Princeton position is an incredible opportunity for Marc with the added bonus of being close to where he lives. He told us that he is really happy that it will allow him more time to spend with his kids. We truly wish him well in his new job.” As for the search process, more info will follow as plans are announced.

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