Township Manager

As prescribed by Randolph's council-manager form of government, Township Manager Gregory Poff serves as both the chief executive and chief administrative officer of the township. Mr. Poff, who oversees all municipal departments, coordinates the day-to-day operations of the community and carries out the policies as set by the elected township council.

Acting as the principal liaison between council members, township departments, and the general public, the township manager oversees a broad spectrum of township functions. The manager's duties include:

  • Preparation of council meeting agendas
  • Execution and enforcement of township ordinances, resolutions, and other council policies
  • Appointment of township personnel
  • Administration of the Morris County Cooperative Purchasing Council
  • Maintenance and development of the township's computer network and management information systems (MIS)
  • Oversight of township purchasing and capital improvement projects
  • Preparation and presentation of the township's annual budget
  • Coordination of municipal property and open space purchases
  • Solicitation of grant funding from a variety of sources
  • Preparation of all township communications (quarterly newsletters, annual report, and website)
  • Township representation before agencies including the board of education, neighboring governmental jurisdictions, Morris County, and the state of NJ

The township manager's immediate staff consists of a purchasing coordinator and two administrative assistants. Mr. Poff maintains an open-door policy and encourages residents who wish to visit and meet with him to contact his office at 973-989-7060 to schedule an appointment.

  1. Gregory V. Poff II has more than twenty years' experience as a local government manager in New Jersey. Mr. Poff has served four local governments, most recently having served as the Sussex County administrator. In his current role as township manager, Mr. Poff serves as the township's chief executive officer leading and supervising the township's day-to-day operations.

    Mr. Poff is one of seven practicing local government managers in New Jersey recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association. This credential recognizes professional government managers qualified by a combination of education, experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to professional development.

    In 2019, the New Jersey Municipal Management Association presented Mr. Poff with the Dr. Thomas J. Davey Academic Achievement Award for developing and implementing training for newly elected officials as well as lecturing on New Jersey local government.

    A Morris County native, Mr. Poff graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts degree in policy and management studies and received his master of public administration degree from the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers–Camden.