ELIZABETH, NJ --The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders appointed Edward Oatman to be the new County Manager effective March 1. He will succeed Alfred Faella, who announced his retirement effective March 1 after more than six years as County Manager.

Oatman, 42, has more than 16 years of governmental experience. He assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations and budget of a 21-municipality government with approximately 2,800 full-time employees. Oatman will be responsible for the implementation of the policy of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“I look forward to continuing the vision and course of action the Freeholder Board has set, and to deliver the best possible services to our residents. It is an honor to serve the public in this position,” Oatman said.

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Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados congratulated and welcomed Oatman.

“Ed has more than 16 years of governmental experience at the state and in working with officials at the local and county levels of government, as well as experience in running a business,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, who added that Oatman had reached out to every Freeholder on the Board prior to his confirmation. “We are excited to work with him in moving Union County forward.”

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