The Department of Administration is comprised of the following offices and divisions: Office of the Business Administrator, Personnel, Purchasing, Finance, Tax Collection, Tax Assessment and Economic and Community Development.
The Business Administrator, Gregory C. Fehrenbach, heads this department and is the City’s Chief Operating Officer. He also serves as the City’s authorized representative for the water and wastewater public-private partnership with Middlesex Water Company.
In addition, the Business Administrator serves as chief of staff to the Mayor and oversees the City’s operations and policies through the City’s department directors. The Business Administrator is responsible for the preparation of the City’s annual operating budget and all labor contract negotiations. All City Council meetings are attended by the Business Administrator.
Gregory C. Fehrenbach has served as Business Administrator of the City of Perth Amboy since September 16, 2010. The term of the office is coterminous with that of the Mayor.
Mr. Fehrenbach has over 40 years of experience in the administration of municipal government and finance. He has served as the administrator of the several municipalities including Lakewood, New Brunswick and Sussex County. In 2004, he formed Government Management Advisors and has served as an interim administrator for several additional municipalities including Edison, Maplewood, Vernon and Teaneck.
Mr. Fehrenbach is a former president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities Management Association and a member of the League of Municipalities Legislative Committee for more than 30 years. He is licensed as a Certified Municipal and County Finance Officer and Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey. He is also a Qualified Purchasing Agent and a Credentialed Manager, under the International City and County Management Association.