A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Aberdeen Tax Assessor to Serve as Interim Township Manager

Holly Reycraft is being nominated to serve as interim township manager by the Aberdeen town council at its 18 January meeting, according to Resolution 2011-21. She will replace Joseph Criscuolo, who tendered his resignation on 4 January 2011 to take a municipal position in Old Bridge Township effective 19 January.

Mr Criscuolo has served as Aberdeen township manager since August 2008, according to The Independent. He left an assistant administrator job in Old Bridge to come to Aberdeen and will now return to OB but as township administrator. Before his recent work in public administration, Mr Criscuolo worked at AT&T Bell Labs in Holmdel for 24 years, according to APP. His new job offers him a $10k bump in pay over what he was earning in Aberdeen. Note that our school board is also losing two administrators for better pay elsewhere.

Per Linked In, Ms Reycraft has served as Aberdeen Tax Assessor since April 2006. Prior to that she was Senior Assistant Tax Assessor in Freehold from 1992 to 2006. She had also been serving as part time tax assessor in Manasquan since 2002. She was Vice President of the Monmouth County Municipal Assessors Association from 2008 to 2010.

Ms Reycraft received her associates in business administration from Brookdale in 1998 and returned to school nine years later. She made the dean's list every year at Kean University until she received her bachelors in public administration there last year. She is continuing her studies at Kean, where she expects to receive her masters in public administration next year.

It is great to see a Brookdale student continuing her education and gaining regional prominence. Our local community college is not only an economical place to pursue advancement after high school but an often unrecognized stepping stone in its students' career development.


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