Asbury Park will be starting the new year with two new hires, a Director of Communications and Director of Public Works.
City Manager Michael Capabianco said the communications director, which is a new position, is Hannah Walker, formerly of the Asbury Park Sun, an online news publication, with a starting salary of $52,500.
Walker is a city resident and will begin her post January 4.
Director of Public Works is William McClave of Howell Township. McClave is leaving his position as Assistant Superintendent of Public Works in Hillside to begin in the city January 4 as well.
“He has all his licenses,” Capabianco said.
McClave will start at a salary of $112,500.
Capabianco said Walker will be handing general communications for the city including press releases, press inquiries, the city’s social media sites and working with the business community as well.
Capabianco said the city will not be hiring a Deputy City Manager at this time but that Kevin Keddy and Anthony Nuccio, who filled in as interim co-city managers before Capabianco came on board will continue as his assistants. Both men will receive a $10,000 stipend.
Capabianco said Keddy and Nuccio will stay on for as long as he feels he needs them.
“Until I decide….when their current projects are closed out,” he said.