South Orange announced today that Village Administrator Adam Loehner is stepping down effective June 30 to take the Assistant Manager job in Livingston Township.
South Orange township did not announce an interim replacement for Loehner as yet.
Loehner became Village Administrator in December 2018 after serving as Deputy Village Administrator since 2013. Before that Loehner was Director of Community Relations at Seton Hall University.
From the Township of South Orange Village:
South Orange, NJ (May 4, 2022) – South Orange Village has announced that Adam Loehner, who has been serving as the Village Administrator since late 2018, will be stepping down effective June 30 to take a job as Assistant Manager in Livingston.
“Mr. Loehner’s contributions and commitment to the Village throughout his 9 years of service as an Administrator and Deputy Administrator cannot be overstated.” said Collum. “During his tenure we worked to secure 5 major redevelopment projects, increased our fund balance, improved our S&P rating, and effectively ushered in a new leadership team consisting of 8 department heads. All of this puts us in a strong position moving forward.”
Most recently, Loehner has overseen the administrative process of creating a regional shared service agency between the South Orange and Maplewood Fire Departments and is expected to continue his leadership role within the newly constructed South Essex Fire Department.
“While I’m excited about this next chapter, this was a very difficult decision for me,” stated Loehner. “After 23 years of living, studying, and working here, South Orange will always be a very special place to me. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and am grateful for the opportunity the Village President, Board of Trustees, and community have given me and look forward to seeing what’s next for South Orange.”
Collum added, “Adam will be greatly missed, and on behalf of my colleagues and community, we wish him much success.”
Loehner will remain with the Village over the next 2 months to ensure a smooth transition. The process for selecting his replacement will be shared with the public in the near future.
About South Orange Village:
South Orange Village, home to over 18,000 people with a diverse and culturally rich population, is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. South Orange Village’s governing body is comprised of an elected Board of Trustees consisting of six elected Trustees and an elected Village President, all seven of whom serve four-year terms without any remuneration. Three Trustees are elected biennially. The Honorable Sheena C. Collum serves as the 49th Village President of South Orange Village and is the first female to hold this role in the township’s history.