Newtown Renews Search For Borough Manager

The manager position is being created to oversee operations.

Newtown Borough Hall. File photo.

Newtown Borough’s quest for a borough manager to oversee day-to-day operations has resumed.

The borough began a search last year and received 11 applications. There were five candidates who interviewed in the first round and two moved onto the second round. However, the search was suspended in December, according to Council President Emily Heinz.

The borough is seeking a manager with “significant” experience, Heinz said at Wednesday’s work session.

The council president said the search will begin later this month, interviews will be scheduled for March, and the town aims to have a borough manager in place in May.

Presently, daily municipal duties are performed by council members, the borough secretary, and other borough staff.

The borough manager will be the first under the municipality’s council-manager form of government.

A new committee is made up of Council President Heinz, council members Kris Bauman and Julia Woldorf, and Mayor John Burke.

The Meyner Center at Lafayette College has been helping in the search for a borough manager

Last August, the Newtown Borough Council greenlit the manager position, which is a new role for the municipality.

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