Mayor John Ducey has selected Irene Raftery to be the township's new tax assessor.
Raftery replaces former tax assessor Al Cerone, and was appointed Tuesday to the top post in the assessor's office for a term that ends June 30, 2017. Raftery currently serves as deputy tax assessor and has worked in the department since 2000. She has been a certified assessor in New Jersey since 2004.
"Irene has consistently proven herself to be a dedicated employee who is exceedingly knowledgeable about New Jersey’s tax assessment laws and regulations," said Ducey. "This appointment is well-deserved and long overdue."
According to state pension records, Raftery made $98,080 last year – $77,068 in Brick and $21,012 in Tuckerton. A resolution appointing Raftery to the position Tuesday night did not list a salary. Cerone earned $102,500 last year in the position.
Raftery has since resigned from the position in Tuckerton to work only in Brick, according to Ducey.