In a bit of a surprise announcement, two department heads from Hoboken City Hall will be leaving in the coming weeks, with their replacements to be determined before the new year.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The City of Hoboken is announcing the departure of the Director of Community Development Brandy Forbes and Communications Manager Santiago Melli-Huber.
Forbesâ€™ last day in City Hall will be December 7th and Melli-Huberâ€™s last day will be December 14th, according to Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Freeman.
â€œI greatly appreciate the service to our Mile Square that both Santiago and Brandy demonstrated during their tenure working for the City,â€ Bhalla said in a statement.
â€œI wish them well on their next endeavor and in their professional careers.”
Replacements for both positions will be announced before the New Year, officials said.
Forbes was one of the first major hires under former Mayor Dawn Zimmer, when she was still acting mayor, back in September 2009.
Meanwhile, Melli-Huber was a relatively new hire who began working for Bhalla’s administration in March of this year. A former news reporter, he is also the younger brother of his predecessor, Juan Melli.
Correction: The City of Hoboken has clarified that Santiago Melli-Huber’s last day will be on December 14th, not November 30th.Â