Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin has longtime Democratic political operative T. Missy Balmir to serve as the new township business administrator.
Balmir has worked for U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Gov. Jon Corzine, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Rep. Rush Holt and Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer, She is a former assistant commissioner for operations at the New Jersey Department of Human Services and was the Co-Chair of the Democratic State Committee’s Black Caucus.
“I am excited and eager to work with Mayor Martin to make a positive difference in Hamilton Township and to help accomplish his goal of ensuring that our municipal government delivers quality services to residents,” Balmir said.
Martin also named Chris Markley, a 31-year career government employee, as Hamilton’s new director of public works.
Markley most recently served as superintendent of public works for the Mercer County Highway Division.
Both nominations require the approval of the all-Democratic council.
“Missy and Chris are two extremely qualified professionals that I am very pleased to have as part of my leadership team,” says Mayor Martin. “I am confident that the residents of Hamilton Township will be well-served thanks to their experience, dedication and commitment to public service.”