Hamilton Township Mayor Martin Announces New Interim Business Administrator

Mayor Jeff Martin announces that today, Friday, April 3, 2020, will be Interim Business Administrator, T. Missy Balmir’s last day of service with Hamilton Township. Mark Murranko will step into the Interim Business Administrator position until the permanent Business Administrator starts.

“When I asked Missy to join my team as Interim Business Administrator, it was for a period of 30 days, but as she leaves us she will have served over 75 days with the Township,” say Mayor Martin.  “Throughout her short tenure with Hamilton, she has helped steer the Township through the uncharted waters of COVID-19.  Her guidance has been immeasurable; I thank her for serving the residents of Hamilton Township.”

Mark Murranko will step up from his current role of Deputy Business Administrator to serve as Interim Business Administrator. Prior to starting with Hamilton, Murranko worked with the New Jersey State Police for over thirty years, retiring at the rank of Major. He has over a decade of experience in various leadership roles within the law enforcement agency, including serving as the Commanding Officer to the Administrative Section. In this role, he provided oversight of administrative functions related to maintaining the daily operational needs of 4,500 employees. Murranko earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Human Services from Thomas Edison State College before receiving a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School.

“Mark has been a tremendous part of my administration, having taken the lead on fire consolidation and the administration of grants,” says Mayor Martin.  “This was an easy decision for a seamless transition while we await our permanent Business Administrator to join the team.”

In late February, Senator Cory Booker announced that Balmir had accepted a role in his campaign as Deputy Campaign Manager and Political Director. The Hamilton Township permanent B.A. has been identified, but a start date is on hold during the current COVID-19 crisis as the individual is serving in that capacity to another municipality. An announcement of the selection is anticipated in the coming weeks.

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