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Appointed Officials






JOSEPH A. GIORGIO, R.M.C.
Business Administrator/Township Clerk
973-428-2467

The Business Administrator/Township Clerk is the chief administrative officer of the Township. He is responsible for the execution of all laws, ordinances and the policy decisions of the Township Committee. He supervises the operations of all departments, bureaus and offices as well as the delivery of services. He participates in all collective bargaining negotiations, serves as the Township's personnel officer and purchasing agent, coordinates the annual budget preparations and performs such other duties as specified in the Township's Code and as required by the governing body. In addition, Mr. Giorgio prepares ordinances and resolutions, serves as the editor of the Township's newsletter and together with the Mayor conducts Township Committee meetings. Finally, as Township Clerk, he is responsible for the execution of all statutory duties required of that position.

Mr. Giorgio has served as the Township's Business Administrator/Township Clerk since January 1, 1982. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Jersey City State College and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University. Mr. Giorgio is licensed by the State as a Registered Municipal Clerk and Qualified Purchasing Agent.








CATHERINE V. IACOUZZI
Deputy Township Clerk
973-428-2471

In the absence of the Township Clerk, the Deputy Township Clerk performs all of the functions and duties of the office. In addition, Ms. Iacouzzi coordinates the preparation of all election functions, issues licenses and permits, collects all fees and moneys deposited in the Clerk's Account, prepares assessment searches, certified lists, supervises the operations of the General Office, maintains stationery and office supplies, coordinates the printing, collation and mailing of the Township's newsletter and performs such other duties as assigned by the Business Administrator/Township Clerk.

Initially a staff member of the Health Department, and then promoted to Deputy Township Clerk in 1989, Ms. Iacouzzi has been with the Township since December, 1982.









SILVIO ESPOSITO, CMFO, CTC
Chief Municipal Finance Officer
973-428-2480

The Chief Municipal Finance Officer/Treasurer is responsible for the Township's annual financial statement, annual debt statement and balance sheet. Mr. Esposito is also responsible for all general financial matters, such as budget execution, bond investments and revenue analysis. He prepares the official municipal budget based on spending decisions made by the Township Committee.

Additional responsibilities include a variety of activities such as capital budgeting, inventory control and salary and benefit costing for collective bargaining negotiations. A designation of Certified Municipal Financial Official (CMFO) is required for permanent appointment.

Mr. Esposito is also the Township's Tax Collector. Some of the principal duties include:
  • Receives and collects all moneys assessed or raised by taxation or assessment for any purpose.
  • Prepares monthly reports to the governing body on all receipts, deposits and cash on hand belonging to the Township.
  • Enforces tax collection procedures and chairs the annual tax sale.









James Kreitz
Certified Tax Assessor
973-428-2494

Mr. James B. Kreitz, the Township’s Certified Tax Assessor, is responsible for assessing all real property in the Township for tax purposes each year.In addition, he is responsible for the approval of all applications for tax exemptions and deductions, the processing of deed transactions, reviewing the state sales ratio program and maintenance of municipal tax maps.Mr. Kreitz is also responsible for the defense of tax appeals along with the assistance of outside counsel and professionally designated appraisers.

Although the assessor is chosen and appointed by the municipality, his duties are imposed by State law and are clearly defined in the State statutes.Mr. Kreitz has been a State Certified Tax Assessor since 1996 and is required to maintain his certificate by acquiring recertification credits through educational classes. The assessor is available to the public in his office on Mondays, 5 pm to 9 pm and on Thursday from 1 pm to 9 pm as well as Saturdays as needed.













GERARDO MACEIRA, P.E.
Township Engineer
973-428-2490

Gerardo Maceira, the Township Engineer, is responsible for the supervision and administration of the Engineering Department including all municipal engineering functions and improvements associated with Township facilities. The maintenance, repair and improvement to the Township’s infrastructure are key functions. He is responsible for evaluating and prioritizing improvements to the roadway network, the storm drainage system, the sidewalk network, approval of grading permits and tree removal permits. Under his direction, the Engineering Department prepares various grant applications for state and county assistance dealing with roadway, sidewalk and land acquisitions.

The Township Engineer also serves as the administrative official to the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Mr. Maceira reviews and prepares reports for all site plans and subdivisions appearing before both Boards.

Mr. Maceira has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has over 19 years of civil engineering experience and has served the Township since July 1999. Mr. Maceira is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey and a Certified Municipal Engineer. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers; the Public Works Association of New Jersey; and the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers.















MARK D. RODDY
Police Chief
973-428-2518

The Chief of Police is the executive officer of the Police Department responsible for the supervision and administration of the Department. His duties and responsibilities are governed by State Statute, Township Ordinances and the Department's rules and regulations. Helping the public to understand the roles and responsibilities of the Police Department is an important function of the Chief. Communications and community relations are key elements in the job performed by the Chief.

Apprehending criminals and enforcing laws are not the only duties of the Department. The Police Department sponsors numerous education and orientation sessions dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, neighborhood watches and pedestrian and traffic safety. The Township's DARE Program is a prime example of the efforts made by our police officers to go into the schools to educate children about the dangers associated with alcohol and drugs.

Mark D. Roddy joined the Township of Hanover Police Department in 1989.  He has risen through the ranks, becoming Sergeant in 1996 and Lieutenant in 2003.  Effective April 14, 2016 Lieutenant Roddy was promoted to Chief of Police, by the Township Committee.  When Chief Roddy joined the department he possessed a bachelor’s degree from The University of New Haven.  While working in Hanover he has obtained a Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences form Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Chief Roddy has also attended the F.B.I. National Academy.    












Carlos Perez, Jr., B.S., M.P.A., Health Officer 

Carlos Perez, Jr. is the Township’s Health Officer and as such serves as the Chief Administrative and Operations Officer for our Health Department. He is responsible for the execution of all public health laws and the policy decisions for the Township. Licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Health Officer, Mr. Perez is responsible for evaluating health problems, planning appropriate activities to address health issues, developing necessary budget plans to finance these activities, and directing staff to carry out the duties and obligations of the Department efficiently and economically.

In addition to a Health Officer’s license, Mr. Perez holds a NJ Registered Environmental Health Specialist license. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Community & School Health Education from William Paterson University and a Masters of Public Administration in Health Administration from Long Island University. Mr. Perez is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy dissertation in Urban Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Mr. Perez currently has 21 years of public health experience.









DENISE BRENNAN
Superintendent, Recreation and Parks Administration Department
973-428-2463

Denise Brennan joins Hanover Township following four years as Director of Recreation for the town of Rutherford, NJ. Prior to that appointment, she was Director of Recreation for her hometown of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey from 1999 to 2008.She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University.

As Superintendent of the Recreation and Parks Administration Department, Denise oversees and coordinates a variety of youth and adult sports programs, special events, and family activities. These include: the Annual Fishing Contest, the Summer Concert Series, and Summer Day camp. Holiday happenings include: Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Hopping Down the Bunny Trail. Denise is also responsible for overseeing operations at the Bee Meadow Pool as well as parks and fields throughout the Township. Duties also include establishing line item budgets and priorities as well as implementing the policy decisions of the seven (7) member Board of Recreation Commissioners.








KIMBERLY A. BONGIORNO, LUA
Secretary to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment
973-428-2461

Many of Ms. Bongiorno's duties and responsibilities are statutorily required by the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law. Some of the duties include, but are not limited to the following: acceptance of applications and plans for development; maintenance of all records and files including applications, preparation of Board minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports and plans. She collects fees and maintains various escrow accounts. As Board secretary, she monitors the statutory time limits on development applications; prepares and/or coordinates legal notices for publication, prepares the agendas of the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment; and coordinates the distribution of Board correspondence to the public, attorneys, staff consultants and expert witnesses.

A graduate of the Academy and College of Saint Elizabeth, Ms. Bongiorno has served as the Township's secretary to both Boards since March, 2003. She is a certified Planning Board & Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary and Land Use Administrator.










SEAN DONLON
Construction Official/Zoning Officer/Property Maintenance Officer
973-428-2462

Mr. Donlon wears a number of important hats in performing responsibilities as the head of the Building Department. As the Construction Official, he coordinates the activities of the sub-code officials. He issues all construction permits, notices of violations, notices of order to pay penalties, unsafe notices, stop work notices, Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Approval. Mr. Donlon is responsible for the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code.

As the Zoning Officer, he administers and enforces the Land Use Ordinance of the Township to ensure that permits are issued to conforming properties or issues letters of denial for non-conforming properties. He reviews applications for changes in tenancy or uses in commercial/industrial buildings.

Mr. Donlon also serves as the Township's Property Maintenance Officer which duties focus on the proper maintenance of all properties. The preservation of neighborhoods, to ensure the stability of the Township, and its unique status as a most favorable municipality in the State of New Jersey, is an important objective of the Township.







BRIAN FORAN

Superintendent, Department of Public Works, Buildings and Grounds, and Park Maintenance
973-428-2495    

 

The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works and Park Maintenance, prioritizes, supervises and monitors the day-to-day operations of the Department, which is composed of the following four divisions:  1) Sanitation, 2) Roads, 3) Buildings and Grounds, and 4) Park Maintenance.  Some of the services performed by the Department include  the curbside collection of sanitation, vegetative waste and bulk items, salting and plowing of Township roads during snow and ice storms; street sweeping, minor maintenance and repair of roadways and storm water catch basins. The Department also performs maintenance and repair services for the Township's motor vehicles. The Department maintains all the ball fields and Parks in the Township and the Bee Meadow swimming pool.

Mr. Foran is a Certified Public Works Manager having completed courses through the Rutgers University Division of Government Services.  

As a footnote, the Township is 10.8 square miles in size. According to a U.S. Census estimate, the Township's population as of July 1, 2010 was 13,712 people.









MARKO BURA
Recycling Coordinator
973-428-2495

The Township's Municipal Recycling Coordinator informs residents about current recycling requirements, resolves complaints concerning curbside collections, maintains records of residential and commercial recycling and files an annual state mandated report and Recycling Tonnage Grant application. As the municipal employee responsible for the Township's Recycling Program, Mr. Bura interacts with various county and state officials and serves as a resource to the public in responding to questions on all aspects of recycling.

An employee of the Township since May, 1986, Mr. Bura was appointed as Recycling Coordinator in September, 2002. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and received a Certificate of Public Management in May, 1997 and a Masters Degree in Administration Science both from Fairleigh Dickinson University in September, 2000.



















KELLI SCHANZ
Municipal Housing Liaison
Senior Services Advisor
Economic Development Advisory Committee Internal Coordinator
973-428-2497

Ms. Schanz serves the Township in several roles.As Municipal Housing Liaison, Ms. Schanz is responsible for the administration and oversight of the affordable housing program for the Township.Some of these duties include, but are not limited to the following:monitoring the status of all the restricted units in the Township of Hanover’s Fair Share Plan, compiling, verifying and submitting annual reports as required by the Council on Affordable Housing.She also serves as the Administrative Agent for the “for-sale” affordable units in the Township of Hanover.

In her position as Senior Services Advisor, Ms. Schanz serves as a single point of contact and resource for the Township’s senior community.She attends the bi-monthly Hanover Senior Club meetings and works closely with the Hanover Senior Club Executive Board to address senior needs as they arise.The most recent addition to Ms. Schanz’s duties is her appointment as the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) Internal Coordinator.As the EDAC Internal Coordinator, Ms. Schanz serves as a point of contact for current and future businesses, commercial property owners and prospective developers.In addition, she is a resource to help existing businesses with inquiries and to shepherd developers and new businesses through the permitting and approval process.

Ms. Schanz holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from York College of Pennsylvania.She has served the Township since October 2008.












MICHAEL C. WYNNE
Executive Director, Hanover Sewerage Authority
973-428-2478

The Sewerage Authority Executive Director is responsible for the management of the Authority's affairs and implementation of the Regulations and Policies adopted by the Authority. The Executive Director reports directly to the Authority Members. Responsibilities include administrative functions related to billing, finance, personnel and enforcement of regulations, and technical functions such as review of new applications, supervision of work by Authority consultants, contractors and engineering work. Mr. Wynne also is ultimately responsible for the operation and maintenance of the collection system and treatment plant in accordance with Federal and State requirements.

Michael Wynne has more than thirty (30) years of experience in design, construction, startup, operation and management of Wastewater Treatment and Collection facilities. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a professional engineer licensed by the State of New Jersey, he has been the Authority's Executive Director since June 1, 1987. Mr. Wynne served on the NJDEP Pretreatment Task Force during the 1990's, and is presently on the Board of Directors of the Passaic River Basin Alliance. Mr. Wynne is a member of the Water Environment Federation, New Jersey Water Environment Association and the National Society of Professional Engineers.