February 12, 2020
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–In continuing the process of putting together his new leadership team, Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announces his picks for Director of Law and Assistant Municipal Attorney, Deputy Business Administrator, and Deputy Chief of Staff.
The Department of Law will be led by Elissa Grodd Schragger, Esq. Grodd Schragger is a seasoned attorney and litigator with broad experience in municipal, civil and criminal matters. Most recently serving as an associate at Mason, Griffin, Pierson, P.C., she focused on litigation, local government, and land use law. Grodd Schragger is barred in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the states of New Jersey and Florida where she earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
Serving under Grodd Schragger as Assistant Municipal Attorney is Hamilton resident, Jennifer M. Eugene, Esq. Eugene most recently served as an Assistant Prosecutor for Mercer County in the Internet Crimes Against Children and Special Victim’s Units. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and is barred in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Schragger states: “I would like to thank Mayor Martin for this tremendous opportunity to serve the residents of Hamilton Township. Both Jennifer and I are eager to bring our experience to assist this Administration and the Township with its legal matters.”
For Deputy Business Administrator, Mayor Martin selected Hamilton resident, Mark Murranko. Murranko has previously worked with the New Jersey State Police for over thirty years, retiring at the rank of Major. He has over a decade of experience in various leadership roles within the law enforcement agency, including serving as the Commanding Officer to the Administrative Section. In this role, he provided oversight of administrative functions related to maintaining the daily operational needs of 4,500 employees. Murranko earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Human Services from Thomas Edison State College before receiving a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School.
“I am honored to be a part of Mayor Martin’s administration,” says Murranko. “I thank the Mayor for the opportunity to serve and look forward to working with the team he has put together to make a positive difference for the residents of Hamilton.”
For the position of Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayor Martin has selected Kate Bradley, a lifelong resident of Hamilton. Bradley has previously worked as Legislative Director to Assemblyman Dan Benson where she balanced the Assemblyman’s legislative agenda and constituent casework file. She is a graduate of Rider University.
“It is clear from their professional backgrounds that each individual in this new administration have an uncompromising devotion to public service,” says Mayor Martin. “Hamilton Township residents will be in trustworthy hands and I am thrilled that Elissa, Jennifer, Mark and Kate have accepted the offer to join us.”
In addition, these moves were made by filling vacant positions.