Middle Township

Township restructures Recreation Department

The Middle Township Committee has announced its completion of a restructuring of its Recreation Department leadership roles, naming two senior employees as building directors and putting in place a new certification process to provide continuing education for the directors.

Tammy Devitt will be director of the Clarence Davies Goshen Complex and will coordinate programs at that center, as well as the Memory Lane Tree Memorial Program, the township said. Robert Matthews will be director of the Martin Luther King Center in Whitesboro and will coordinate programs there and continue to be the liaison with the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro on the programs they provide at the King Center. Justin Cox, a recent hire, will provide support at the centers, and all employees will continue to be trained to work at both facilities.

Deputy Mayor Tim Donohue said Administrator Connie Mahon would provide oversight and guidance on any larger issues. A savings in salary and wages of more than $35,000 is expected, some of which could go to Devitt and Matthews as a yearly stipend, the township said. To achieve that stipend, both directors would have to complete courses to become Certified Park and Recreation Professionals and achieve membership in the National Recreation and Park Association and New Jersey Recreation and Park Association, the township said. Donohue said the township looks forward to moving some of the savings from salaries and wages into the Recreation operating budget in 2014.

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