The Municipal Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township and is responsible to the Township Committee as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the business affairs of the Township. The Municipal Administrator supervises and directs the business activities of all departments. The Municipal Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the municipal government and implements policies established by the Township Committee. The Municipal Administrator is often referred to as the Township Administrator or Business Administrator.
The Department of Administration and Finance is headed by the Municipal Administrator. The Administrator is responsible for providing all services to the residents of Egg Harbor Township. The Divisions of Tax Assessment, Tax Collection, Finance, and the Office of the Township Clerk are directly under the Department of Administrator and Finance. All Department Directors report to the Administrator. Peter J. Miller was appointed as Municipal Administrator in June 1989. He is the 2nd individual to hold that position in the Township of Egg Harbor. Peter has forty-one (41) years experience working in local government in New Jersey.
He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he graduated first in his class. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Marshall University. He has done advanced graduate work at Rutgers University and the University of Virginia. He was recognized by Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1994 as their Alumnus of the Year.
Peter is a member of the New Jersey Municipal Management Association (NJMMA) and the International City Management Association (ICMA). He is a past President of the NJMMA and has been recognized twice by the NJMMA Association as a recipient of their Outstanding Manager Award (1997 and 2002).
In addition to his everyday duties as the Township Administrator, Peter has volunteered in the community in various capacities. He coached youth sports – baseball, soccer (boys and girls) and girls basketball for fifteen (15) years. He was a coach on the 2003 Cal Ripken World Series Baseball Team. He is a Founding Director of Cygnus Creative Arts Centre and has served as President from 1993 to present. He has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Egg Harbor Township Golf Corporation from 1998 to present. He has been a Class II member of the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board from 1999 to present. He served on the St. Augustine Preparatory High School Board of Director’s from 2003 thru 2012.