Falls Township is seeking a new township manager to oversee the day-to-day operations in the new year and beyond, officials announced Tuesday as current manager Peter Gray resigned on Tuesday
The resignation goes into effect February 4th as Gray is seeking “other opportunities” officials said.
Gray, who has served as the township manager for more than 12 years, had worked previously as the township’s Finance Director for eight years.
Supervisors Chairman Jeff Dence acknowledged Gray’s two decades of service and said he won’t easily be replaced.
“The Supervisors appreciate all that Pete has done for our township,” Dence said. “We are sorry to see Pete go and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
Assistant Township Manager Matt Takita, who began working for Falls in October, will be assuming Gray’s roles in the short term following the current manager’s departure.
In the long term, Falls is contracting with David Woglom of Robert B & Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government to find a new township manager.
Since he began working for the Meyner Center in 2007, Woglom has completed work for more than 80 municipalities and other governmental entities.
Township attorney Mike Clarke said he anticipated that candidates would be narrowed down and interviewed by early February with an offer being extended by late February.