The Vernon Township Business Administrator is appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the township council.
Chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications, he is responsible for the daily supervision and administration of all departments and entities within the municipal government.
Under the direction and supervision of the mayor, the business administrator:
- serves as head of the Vernon Township Department of Administration
- prescribes standards and rules of administrative practice and procedure for all departments
- assists in the preparation of the annual municipal budget and supervises the administration of the budget once adopted
- administers a centralized purchasing system
- is responsible for comprehensive insurance administration, including the coordination of property and liability insurance claims
- serves as the township’s human resources officer and is responsible for the development and administration of a sound personnel system
- coordinates the activities of the various departments to achieve maximum efficiency of the township government
- serves as the township’s designated coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as the township’s Public Agency Compliance Officer (PACO)
About Gerald J. Giaimis
Gerald J. Giaimis has served Vernon since August of 2010 when he was appointed township manager. On July 1, 2011, he was nominated by Mayor Vic Marotta to be the business administrator under Vernon’s new form of government and was unanimously approved by the township council.
Prior to coming to Vernon, Jerry was the assistant township manager in Randolph, New Jersey. While in Randolph, he also served as the administrator for the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC), one of the largest shared service arrangements in the state of New Jersey. He also served a term as a councilman in Washington Borough (Warren County). In addition to a wide array of public sector experience, his private sector experience includes working in the financial services industry.
Jerry received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICCMA) as well as the New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA).