Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mayor Zimmer welcomes new Finance Director, Director Ian Sacs leaving Parking & Transportation, relocating family to Europe

Office of the Mayor announces:

Mayor Zimmer welcomes Solomon Steplight as new Finance Director

Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced that Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs will be leaving his position on October 15, 2012 and that she has appointed Solomon Steplight as Finance Director effective today.

Director Sacs recently informed Mayor Zimmer that he and his family are moving to Europe. He has agreed to assist with completing major ongoing projects on a consulting basis.

“Ian put Hoboken on the map as a leader in progressive transportation initiatives,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “He brought us new technologies like multi meters and an online permit sale system, started a nationally-recognized car-sharing program, set into motion years of roadway safety design improvements, expanded customer service hours, made our streets more accommodating for all users and reduced car crashes with pedestrians and bicyclists, eliminated garage waiting lists, and expanded our shuttle system and bicycling infrastructure. I can’t thank him enough for all he has done for Hoboken.”

“My choice is best for our family, yet nonetheless difficult,” said Director Sacs. “I thank Mayor Zimmer for the opportunity to serve Hoboken; it has been a sincere pleasure working alongside her team of stellar professionals.”

Mr. Steplight’s strong managerial experience includes serving as Assistant Finance Director in Newark and as Director of Finance, Strategy and Administration at a national nonprofit organization. His resume is available on the City website: www.hobokennj.org/docs/mayor/Steplight-Resume.pdf.

“I thank Director Trasente for his service to Hoboken through a difficult time, for being a part of putting our finances back on track, and for agreeing to assist through a transition period,” said Mayor Zimmer. “During his time as Finance Director, we have made City Hall more efficient and seen a significant reduction in the municipal tax levy.”

Solomon Steplight the new Finance Director with Mayor Dawn Zimmer