WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough said goodbye to Administrator Tom Atkins and welcomed James Damato as Watchung Borough’s new administrator at the last meeting of the Borough Council. The new administrator will be working full time in Watchung.

Borough Council President Robert Gibbs read the resolution and said that the addition of a full time administrator will add a lot of value to the people of Watchung. (See video here.)

Watchung Borough Clerk Michelle DeRocco will serve as acting interim administrator until Damato starts on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Atkins will continue to serve two days a week in Watchung to ease the transition. 

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Damato was sworn in by Mayor Keith Balla. (See video here.)

He brings experience from working at both the South Plainfield School District the Union Township School District and said that he “ appreciates the process” and Atkins is “a very tough act to follow.” ( See video here)


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