Mayor Gusciora Addresses Business Administrator Cruz’s Resignation

June 28, 2024

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced the resignation of Trenton’s Business Administrator, Adam Cruz, with mixed emotions. Cruz has dedicated six years of service to the city, and his contributions have been invaluable in the collective efforts to enhance the quality of life for all Trentonians. He has accepted an offer to work in Dover, another municipality in New Jersey, and the city wishes him success in his new role.

Throughout Cruz’s tenure, Trenton has achieved numerous milestones under his leadership. The city successfully balanced its budget and maintained zero municipal tax increases over the past three years. Significant investments were made in public safety, Trenton Water Works, and the Department of Recreation. Additionally, improvements to the city’s parks and a record number of street repavings greatly enhanced the infrastructure.

The state aid to Trenton has seen a remarkable increase from $6 million in 2018 to a proposed $47 million in direct aid to the Capital City. This financial support has been crucial in providing essential services and sustaining the city’s growth and development. Even during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trenton continued to offer in-person daily services to the public, distinguishing itself as one of the few municipalities in the state to do so, ensuring the community’s needs were met during challenging times.

Moreover, employee health insurance costs were reduced by millions of dollars while maintaining the same level of coverage for employees, demonstrating a commitment to both fiscal responsibility and employee well-being. As the city prepares to search for Cruz’s replacement in collaboration with the NJ Department of Community Affairs, his departure undoubtedly leaves behind an administrative foundation that has positioned the city in a stronger, more resilient state.

On behalf of the City of Trenton, Mayor Gusciora expressed deep gratitude to Adam Cruz for his exceptional service and dedication, wishing him continued success in his future endeavors.

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