Chris Johansen has been named the new Township Manager for Galloway Township. By a unanimous vote after a short closed session discussion, Council voted to appoint Johansen as Township Manager.
Johansen will continue to serve as the Township's Tax Collector with the added responsibilities of Manager. Johansen will earn a salary of $30,000 as Township Manager on top of his Tax Collector's salary.
Johansen replaces Susan Jacobucci who was terminated by the Township for cause. Johansen served in the capacity of Acting Manager for several months before this new appointment as Manager.
Johansen, a Township resident, was hired on July 8, 2013 with an annual salary of $79,000. According to Johansen's resume in 2013, he was previously employed with the City of Brigantine from 2004 to 2013, resigning on June 21, 2013. Johansen holds several certifications including Certified Municipal Financial Officer, Tax Collector (earned in Galloway) and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
"He is a great asset to Galloway Township with his financial and tax background. Chris is extremely involved with the community recreation with his children" Mayor Don Purdy stated.
"Chris has great leadership and brings stability to the position and has a great working relationship with all the employees and council members" Purdy further stated.