William Cromie, Township Manager
The Township of Evesham operates under the Council-Manager form of local government as established by NJSA 40:69A-81. The Council-Manager concept places the responsibility for policy development in the hands of an elected governing body, while the Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations and policy implementation.
The Township Council consists of five members, elected in at-large elections, including a directly elected Mayor. The Council's function is similar to that of a corporate board of directors. The Council hires the Manager on the basis of executive training and experience. As envisoned by the municipal reform movement that established this form of government nationally, the Manger is a non-partisan professional ready to serve and carry out the policies established through the democratic-representative process.
The Manager's duties include: Serving as the chief executive and administrative official of the municipal organization; Implementing the odinances of the municipality; Appointment and removal of department heads and other officials authorized by the Council; Negotiation of contracts subject to Council approval and management of same; Development of reports, plans and recommendations concerning the nature and location of municipal improvements for Council's consideration and such other measures deemed neccessary for the efficient delivery of municipal services.
In addition, the Manager prepares the Municipal Budget, which is approved by Council; works closely with state, county and other municipal officials; attends all meetings of the Council; and acts as the Director of Health. Finally, most public complaints, questions and concerns are directed to and handled by the Manager's Office.
Evesham 2020 Vision Plan
EVESHAM 2020 VISION PLAN INCORPORTATED INTO MASTER PLAN
Dear Residents and Community Stakeholders:
Through the summer of 2009, the Township Council hosted a series of widely advertised community visioning workshops open to all residents and business owners. The purpose of the workshops was to obtain focused input on the future development of the community with a particular focus on Main Street and our commercial zones.
We are pleased to present the results of the workshops, which reflect the input of over 200 participants. The resulting document, the Evesham 2020 Vision Plan (PDF 18mb, see below for partial files), was incorporated into the municipal master plan by the Evesham Township Planning Board on June 17, 2010 and is now official policy.
The planning principles advocated by the plan include:
These principles will be utilized to help the Planning and Zoning Boards consider development applications and to assist the Township Council and staff in developing investment priorities.
Finally, the work of the Marlton Economic Development Advisory Committee in helping to select the consultants and facilitate the entire visioning process is greatly appreciated.
Thomas J. Czerniecki
Full Vision Plan (PDF, 18MB)
To provide the highest quality service to all residents equally in the most efficient and responsive manner possible with a skilled team of employees and volunteers dedicated to the needs of our residents and committed to excellence, fiscal responsibility and professional management.
Statement of Core Values
In order to advance the Evesham Township’s municipal mission statement, Team Evesham members will be guided by the following principles: