Janine King has been chosen as the new village manager in Croton-on-Hudson.
King, who started working for Croton in 1997 as a part-time records management clerk and office assistant, has been serving as acting village manager since May when former Village Manager Abraham Zambrano left to become village manager in the Village of Ossining.
The Croton Village Board is expected to officially approve the appointment as its August 10 meeting.
“The appointment of village manager is one of the most important decisions a Village Board can make. My colleagues and I are very pleased that Janine has accepted this position,” said Croton Mayo Leo Wiegman. “Throughout her years of service in Croton, and especially during the past three months as acting village manager, Janine has maintained a level of professionalism, integrity, and productivity at Village Hall that impressed all the trustees.”
“Janine has been an integral part of village management for 18 years, overseeing ongoing projects such as the parking lot and new initiatives, including the recent water system improvements,” Wiegman added. “We look forward to her leadership in furthering Croton’s goals of improving communication, government efficiency and maintaining the quality of life that we enjoy in Croton.”
As chief executive and administrative officer of Croton, King will be responsible for the daily operations of the village and village departments, including oversight of all employees. She served as assistant village manager under Zambrano since December 2008.
Prior to joining Croton, King held financial management positions at Chase Bank in New York and London. She and her husband Steve have lived in Croton since 1989.
“As a result of having held a variety of positions, I have a broad understanding of village operations,” King said. “As a village resident, I clearly understand the rising expectations of residents and businesses for increased services, accountability, and professionalism from village government.