Stafford Announces New Administrator

Stafford Town Hall (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

STAFFORD – The Stafford Township Council finally announced who will be the new township administrator following the Jan. 1 retirement of the former administrator, James Moran.

At the March 5 council meeting a resolution was passed naming Matthew von der Hayden as the newest township administrator. According to officials, von der Hayden will not begin his township duties until April 1. He is currently listed as the deputy administrator of Egg Harbor Township.

Matthew von der Hayden. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township)
Matthew von der Hayden. (Photo courtesy Stafford Township)

Prior to von der Hayden, Gregory Myhre has been acting administrator along with his duties as mayor since he was sworn in on Jan. 1, 2019. The hope for the council was to choose a new person for this position within the first financial quarter, which is what they did.

“He’s highly qualified; he’s got a very strong background in the public and private sector,” said Myhre. “We’re very happy about him being onboard.”

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Residents can get to know the newest addition to the Stafford team at the April 2 meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.