From the Maplewood Leaflet:
On June 19, the Maplewood Township Committee appointed Jason Sieira to the position of Assistant Township Administrator.
Since graduating with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kean University in 2014, he has traveled nearly the entire length of the Garden State Parkway working in various finance positions in the Borough of Emerson, Village of Ridgewood, Union Township and Ocean City. After several years in the private sector, Jason applied to the MPA program at Kean University to transition into a career in public service.
While at Kean, he focused his coursework on public finance, urban policy, and the impact of government spending on the economy. In his most recent position with Ocean City as the Manager of Capital Planning, Jason developed a $100 million 5-year capital plan, helped the city receive nearly $500,000 in grants, and secure the reimbursement of more than a $1 million in grant funding.
As Assistant Business Administrator, he will be responsible for assisting Business Administrator Sonia Alves-Viveiros in the day-to-day operations of the municipal government, and head the human resources and IT departments. Also, he will serve as the town’s Affordable Housing Liaison and manage the Maplewood Farmers Market. Sieira brings a desire to learn and a passion for government to the Maplewood Township’s Administration office. He believes his work in various environments and having experience in the public and private sectors will enable him to help Maplewood Township maintain its high standards of government service. He is excited for the opportunity to service Maplewood’s residents, committee, and Township employees.