Hoboken hires city engineer; will work on road maintenance


HOBOKEN –Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has hired Kimberli Craft as the city engineer.
Among other responsibilities, Craft will oversee the development and maintenance of city roads, utilities, and public construction.
Craft comes to Hoboken from Montclair, where she has served since 1999 as township engineer. She designed and inspected street and park improvement projects, performed traffic studies to best serve residents, and focused on traffic safety and efficiency.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kimberli Craft to our team,” said Bhalla. “I’m excited about bringing her vision and perspective to Hoboken, and residents will be happy to know that she has a stellar track record of completing public projects on time and on budget. I also want to commend the City Council members who encouraged me to consider bringing an in-house engineer approach to the city. I listened to their suggestions and we are fortunate to have found an excellent engineer to fill this role.”
Craft also owned her own engineering consulting firm and worked as an engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation and for Parsons-Brinerhoff, now known as WSP-USA. Craft received her Master in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her B.S. in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
“I am looking forward to serving the citizens of Hoboken by employing data-driven strategies to improve the city’s infrastructure; particularly in the areas of road design and traffic safety,” said Craft. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to help make Hoboken an even better place to live, work, and visit.”
Craft’s first day will be on Tuesday, June 5.