Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark will assume the role of borough administrator, essentially making him a full-time mayor with control of day-to-day management of municipal operations.
Kazmark will leave his post as Parsippany business administrator in order to take on his added responsibilities in his hometown.
He will replace Kevin Gallard, who is retiring at the end of this month a Municipal Clerk/Administrator. Fair Lawn Municipal Clerk Sandra Olivola will become the new Woodland Park clerk.
Kazmark said that two councilmen approached him about the post in June, after officials completed the second round of interviews for Gallard’s replacement.
They expressed a desire to have someone fill the role who was familiar with the town and ready to hit the ground running on day one, especially in light of the unprecedented times we are living through,” Kazmark said. “I was incredibly flattered that the Council would want me to fill both roles.”
Mayors also serve as administrators in Bloomingdale and Mine Hill.
Kazmark served as Municipal Clerk/Administrator in Elmwood Park before taking the Parsippany job.
“My heart and soul has been dedicated to Woodland Park for the past 9 years as your Mayor and during previous 9 years on the Council,” Kazmark said. “This opportunity to also serve as the Business Administrator during this unique time, in addition to my role as Mayor, is an amazing professional opportunity and one I promise to live up to as we guide our town through this public health crisis and into the future.”