Wyckoff is well-managed, according to the NJ Municipal Management Association, which awarded township administrator Bob Shannon with its 2013 Outstanding Municipal Manager Award at the League of Municipalities meeting held last week in Atlantic City.
The township announced the award in a release last week.
According to the announcement, Shannon has worked in Wyckoff since 1984, and has been a part of the 400-member association for over 30 years.
Shannon’s resume in the township is extensive.
He, “has coordinated seven intersection re-alignments and signalization projects that removed traffic constraint points, coordinated the application, design and oversight of building and recreational improvements including police headquarters, tennis courts and ball fields. He has established a high performing financial team and oversees budgeting, purchasing and human resource management. He has been integral in securing $10 million in grants for the township from state, county and federal levels,” the township announced.
Shannon is a state certified finance officer, tax collector, municipal clerk, purchasing agent, and housing liaison officer, and a nighttime professor at Rutgers.
On top of his professional qualifications, Shannon also has a long history of volunteering in the township. He is a founding member of the Wyckoff Education Foundation, is a member of the Lions Club, a volunteer firefighter, coach in the Wyckoff Rec Program and the the township YMCA, and is an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 77.
He lives in the township with his wife Jody and two children, Anne and Timothy.