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Emerson Administrator Named Muncipal Management Group 2016 President

Borough Of Emerson Administrator Robert Hoffmann
Borough Of Emerson Administrator Robert Hoffmann Photo Credit: Contributed

EMERSON, N.J. – The New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA) elected Borough of Emerson Administrator Robert S. Hoffmann as its president for 2016.

Hoffmann and the other officers were installed at a luncheon on Nov. 18, 2015, at the annual League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City.

“I am honored and humbled that my colleagues around the state elected me to lead our organization during this challenging time. The NJMMA is a group of professionals with incredible talent and experience. Our members on a daily basis and without fanfare do amazing things. They know that success only comes from teamwork. I look forward to working with our Executive Board on behalf of professional management in local government,” said Hoffmann.

In recognition of this achievement, the Emerson Mayor and Council issued a proclamation that declared Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 as Robert S. Hoffmann Appreciation Day in the Borough.

Established more than 50 years ago, NJMMA is a professional organization dedicated to the training and development of municipal managers. It currently has more than 265 members who serve over 3 million of New Jersey’s 8.9 million residents.

Prior to his current position in the Borough of Emerson, Hoffman served in management positions in Mountain Lakes, Westwood, Franklin Lakes, Hawthorne, the City of Trenton and Clarkstown, New York.

Recognized as a leader among his peers, in 2006, Hoffmann received the NJMMA’s Career Development Award for an innovative college internship program. In 2008, he received the association’s Outstanding Manager of the Year Award. He was nominated by his peers in the Pascack Valley for this statewide award in recognition for the innovative initiatives that Westwood had implemented to increase sustainability and energy independence.

Hoffmann’s service to the community extends well beyond his role as borough administrator. He also volunteers with church and charitable organizations. He and his family are parishioners’ at St. Anthony’s parish in Hawthorne. He is a lector, communion minister, member of the Van Dyk’s Assisted Living Center’s Sunday Prayer Team and a member of the finance committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and his master’s from Pace University.

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