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Lori Buckalew, left, with Michael Cerra and Senate President Steve Sweeney, right. Photo courtesy of the New Jersey League of Municipalities.

Buckelew named NJLM deputy executive director

By David Wildstein, June 08 2020 8:38 pm

The New Jersey League of Municipalities has named Lori Buckelew as the new assistant executive director.

She will fill the vacancy created by Michael Cerra, who will become the executive director of the organization that advocates on behalf of local governments when Michael Darcy retires on July 1.

Buckelew served as Lambertville city clerk, Long Hill township clerk and Maplewood deputy municipal clerk before joining the NJLM in 2009.  She is currently a senior legislative analyst.

Darcy announced in December that he was stepping down after more than 30 years with the local government advocacy organization.  New Jersey has had ten governors during his tenure.

Darcy became executive director in 2015 following the retirement Bill Dressel.  Dressel, who joined the NJLM in 1974 was named to the post after Jack Trafford stepped down after nearly 38 years of service

Cerra has been with the League for 24 years.

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