HOBOKEN – Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced her choice for the top director in City Hall, the business administrator, on Friday.
Her choice, Arch Liston, is currently the business administrator in Bridgeton, N.J. The City Council will consider his appointment at their meeting on Wednesday (which you can watch live here at www.hudsorneporter.com).
State-appointed fiscal monitor Judy Tripodi has been acting as the BA since her appointment in 2008, and the hiring of Liston is one of three remaining criteria that will release Tripodi from her position with the city. -- TJC
Below is the press release from the city:
Mayor Dawn Zimmer announces appointment of new Business Administrator
Marking a critical turning point for the City of Hoboken, Mayor Dawn Zimmer today announced the appointment of a Business Administrator, a critical step toward the end of state fiscal control.
"I'm very excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Arch Liston for Business Administrator," said Mayor Zimmer. "I'm confident his exceptional record and experience will be a valuable asset to our City."
Mr. Liston currently serves as Business Administrator for the City of Bridgeton and was previously the Township Manager for Mount Holly. He brings a 25 year public safety record, including serving as police chief of the Mount Holly Police Department.
"I'm honored to be nominated and I look forward to working with Mayor Zimmer and the City Council," said Mr. Liston.
"Today represents an important step for Hoboken," added Zimmer. "We're putting behind us one of the remaining vestiges of past mistakes and looking forward to making Hoboken a better city through competent management, honest governance, and real accountability."
Approval of the appointment of Mr. Liston will be on the City Council agenda for the April 21st meeting.