“It’s been an incredible honor serving the amazing residents of West New York. I’m grateful for the Governing Body for the opportunity and proud to be part of the progress they achieved for the people,” Cryan told HCV.
“I’m very excited about the future, but also sad to leave.”
Cryan, a former executive director of the West New York Parking Authority, made the announcement at yesterday’s board of commissioners meeting that he would be leaving in the next month or so to became the business administrator in Cranford.
He was first appointed as West New York municipal administrator back in March 2016.
Also a former Democratic committee chair in Hoboken, Cryan’s departure comes in the midst of an all out civil war between the five West New York commissioners.
Mayor Felix Roque, who is up for re-election in May, has routinely gone on the offensive against his colleagues Cosmo Cirillo, Margarita Guzman and Gabriel Rodriguez ever since last month’s meeting where he was removed from the Department of Public Safety.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Sue Colacurcio, who oversees the Department of Public Works, remains aligned with Roque.
Editor’s Note: The story has been updated with comment from Jamie Cryan.