The West New York Board of Commissioners unanimously approved (5-0) Jamie Cryan, who currently serves as the executive director of the parking authority, as the new town municipal administrator at last night’s meeting.
Town Clerk Carmela Riccie confirmed what Hudson County View first reported yesterday: that Cryan would be earning $120,000 annually at his new Town Hall gig.
Cryan’s appointment was unanimous among the five-person board, a decision that was applauded by Mayor Felix Roque and Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo – as well as Commissioner Susan Colacurcio who revealed that 23 candidates were interviewed for the job.
Cryan, who was earning $90,000 as the head of the parking authority, briefly addressed the board to thank them for the opportunity.
Cryan, who takes over the new post on April 1, said the commissioners asked him to interview for the position, adding that he hopes to make sure that all the services in town are accountable to the people of West New York.
He concluded by stating that he is unsure who is going to be succeed him as the executive director of the parking authority, but said he plans on lending a helping hand when necessary.