MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Cape May Point Administrator Connie Mahon has been hired to fill the township business administrator position that has been vacant since Mark Mallett left in December.
Mahon, 46, of Lower Township, is the first female business administrator in Middle Township. She worked for Cape May Point for 13 years, starting as borough clerk, but in a small town of fewer than 300 year-round residents she also was the registrar, water and sewer utility clerk, election officer, public trust administrator, COAA housing officer, licensing official, and served as fund commissioner, claims coordinator and safety coordinator with the Joint Insurance Fund.
“I even fixed the toilets,” Mahon joked.
Mahon’s new job is in a municipality with more than 18,000 residents where she will only be administrator, overseeing department heads and acting as a liaison between them and the governing body.
“We were very impressed with her professionalism and work ethic. She wore many hats in Cape May Point, and we expect that breadth of experience and knowledge in municipal government to be a great asset for our town,” Mayor Dan Lockwood said.
Mallett left to take a job in the Lower Township School District. Mahon, who has a degree in business administration from Drexel University, where she went on a lacrosse scholarship, already had some experience in Middle Township. She helped fill in when Borough Clerk and Deputy Administrator Kim Krauss was out on maternity leave last year.
“Connie has the positive energy and strong leadership skills we need as we continue to push our agenda of right-sized government, fiscal responsibility and innovative problem solving,” Lockwood said.
Mahon has given notice to Cape May Point, which has started advertising the position. She will be working in the township part time until April 8 when she starts full time. Details of her contract are still being worked out, Deputy Mayor Tim Donohue said in a press release Wednesday.
Mahon said it will be very difficult to leave Cape May Point, a town she said she really cares about, where she fielded the phone calls when somebody’s trash didn’t get picked up or they had a “bat in the attic,” but she said the Middle Township post is a great opportunity.
“It’s a great career choice. I went to school for this. I’m excited for an opportunity to grow,” Mahon said.
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