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Village of Croton on Hudson Announces New Village Manager

July 24, 2015

Croton on Hudson, N.Y. (July 24, 2015) – The Village of Croton-on-Hudson (“Croton” or “Village”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janine King as Village Manager. Ms. King has been serving as Acting Village Manager since May when then Village Manager Abraham Zambrano left to assume the position of Village Manager in the Village of Ossining. This appointment will take effect after the contact has been approved at the August 10th Village Board meeting.


Croton-on-Hudson is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty. Approximately 8,000 people reside in its five square miles set between the Hudson and Croton rivers. Croton boasts unique shopping, dining and recreational programs; an award-winning school system; excellent municipal services; and good mass transit and rail access to Manhattan.


As the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of Croton, Ms. King will be responsible for the daily operations of the Village and Village Departments, including oversight of all employees. She was formerly Croton’s Assistant Village Manager, a position she held since December 2008. She previously served as Assistant to the Village Manager and began with the Village in 1997 as a part-time records management clerk and office assistant. Prior to her public sector career, her early career was in financial management with positions at Chase Bank in both London and New York.


Leo Wiegman, Mayor of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, said, “Janine has been an integral part of Village management for eighteen years, overseeing ongoing projects such as the parking lot and new initiatives including the recent water system improvements. We look forward to her leadership in furthering Croton’s goals of improving communication, government efficiency and maintaining the quality of life that we enjoy in Croton.” Mayor Wiegman continued, “Throughout her years of service to Croton, and especially during the past three months as Acting Village Manager, Janine has maintained a level of professionalism, integrity, and productivity at Village hall that impressed all the Trustees. The appointment of Village Manager is one of the most important decisions a Village Board can make. My colleagues and I are very pleased that Janine has accepted this position.”


“As a result of having held a variety of positions, I have a broad understanding of Village operations,” noted Manager King, “As a Village resident, I clearly understand the rising expectations of residents and businesses for increased services, accountability, and professionalism from Village government.”


Ms. King received her MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Columbia University. She is a member of the International City Management Association, the Westchester County Municipal Administrator’s Association , the New York State City County Managers Association and the International Parking Institute. She and her husband Steve have lived in Croton since 1989.

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