Mayor Stephanie Murray resigned from the Township Committee. Will focus on her job as Borough Administrator for West Long Branch.
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On Monday, June 25th Deputy Mayor Kevin Settembrino became the Acting Mayor of Middletown due to Mayor Stephanie Murray’s resignation from the Township Committee, effective June 22, 2018.
Settembrino was elected to the Middletown Township Committee in 2010 and has served as Deputy Mayor twice. Additionally, Settembrino has served on several Middletown boards, including the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Library Board, and is currently on the Planning Board.
As a community leader, Settembrino has been a key player in helping stabilize taxes, Sandy recovery, planned growth, and has been an advocate for increased energy efficiency across the Township. He also supported the fight against JCP&L’s monster power lines, helped foster shared service agreements to help the town save money, and has been a presence at both large and small Township events.
“My eight years on the Township Committee have prepared me to fulfill the role of Mayor, and I’m honored to hit the ground running and do it,” said Settembrino. “The Township Committee and I will miss Stephanie Murray’s energy and ideas, however, we are looking forward to continuing to pursue the goals we have set for our community.”
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In addition to Settembrino’s mayoral responsibilities, he is the founding Principal at Settembrino Architects in Red Bank and a LEED Accredited Professional with a focus on sustainable design. He lives in the River Plaza section of Middletown with his wife and elementary school aged twins.