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Brick Mayor Set to Appoint New CFO Tuesday


The Brick Township municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Just over two months since the township appointed a chief financial officer to replace Scott Pezarras, who retired, Mayor John Ducey will make a new appointment to the position.

Maureen Laffey-Berg, who had served as Pezarras’ deputy, is up for an appointment to the position at a township council meeting Tuesday night. She will presumably replace John Clifford, who was appointed to the position Aug. 9.

At the time, Ducey touted Clifford’s experience in the private sector as one of the reasons he was selected for the job. Clifford had also served as CFO of Middle Township in Cape May County.


There was no confirmation as to why the position had reopened. At the time of his hiring, the mayor and council faced some blowback from political rivals, who cited a personal bankruptcy in Clifford’s past.

Clifford was appointed to a four year-long term of CFO, with a starting salary of $100,000. Had he remained in the position, he would have obtained tenure after the four year period.

The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex.

  • Chief Wahoo

    Looks like Johns public taking career fell off a Cliff.

    And how much is Bricks highest paid public taker , cashing out on the taxpayers each month. I always told little Scottie, when he decides to spend more time with the family, that will be the signal the end of the Ponzi must be coming soon.

  • J W

    Strange. Good to see promotion from within. That custom died a strange death long ago. The greedheads wanted an excuse to coddle well-heeled incompetents, so it had to go. It should make a comeback in any case.