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Ducey to Appoint South Jersey Official as Brick’s New CFO

Brick Township, NJ Logo (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Township, NJ Logo (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Mayor John Ducey has looked out-of-town to find the replacement for longtime Chief Financial Officer Scott Pezarras, who retired earlier this summer.

According to an agenda for a township council meeting set for Tuesday night, Ducey will seek a largely ceremonial “advice and consent” vote from the governing body on his pick: John Clifford, who most recently held the CFO title in Middle Township, Cape May County.

Clifford, a resident of Northfield, Atlantic County, had served in Middle Township since 2014. According to a biography provided by Middle Township, Clifford holds a degree in accounting from Rutgers University, and is a former Senior Support Specialist and Project Manager for Edmunds & Associates, a software development firm. He is a specialist in resolving municipal audit findings by refining policies and procedures and troubleshooting accounting software systems, the biography said.

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Clifford will be appointed to the Brick position for four years, according to the meeting agenda. His starting salary was not disclosed in the resolution appointing him to the post.