Municipal Manager

Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly
Municipal Manager

The Municipal Manager is appointed by the Township Committee as the administrative head of Township government. The Municipal Manager is selected by the Township Committee solely on the basis of qualifications, with particular emphasis on educational and governmental experience. Once appointed, the Municipal Manager serves for an indefinite term as determined by the Township Committee.

The Municipal Manager is essentially responsible for the coordination and management oversight of all Township day-to-day operations.

Specific duties of the Municipal Manager include the following:
Preparation of the annual Township budget and its implementation after adoption by the Township Committee
Responsible for Township personnel functions, including all matters involving the NJ Department of Personnel
Negotiate contracts, as well as make recommendations and/or evaluate any measures affecting the health, safety and welfare of the Township or for the improvement of administrative services
Handle complaints related to the overall administration of Township government including the enforcement of Township ordinances, policies, rules and regulations
Attend all meetings of the Township Committee

The Office of the Municipal Manager is also the initial point of contact for the general public with members of the Township Committee.


How do I request to purchase Township land?
Complete and submit the Township Land Request Form, located in the Related Resources section on the Municipal Manager's page of the website.

Submission instructions are located on the form.
How do I reserve Lakewood Town Square?
Please send your inquiry, including the date, the time of the event, details of the event, organization information (name, address, contact person & phone) by email to: or by mail: Township of Lakewood ATTN: Manager's Office, 231 3rd Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Once received, the request will be reviewed and you will be notified with the approval or denial of the request.

The Municipal Manager

231 Third Street
Municipal Building
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-364-2500 ext 5200
Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
Note: If this is an OPRA request it must be sent to the Township Clerk