October 28, 2020

Marc Dashield to Retire as Municipal Administrator of Princeton

By Anne Levin

Marc Dashield, Princeton’s municipal administrator for the past six years, has announced he will retire in April 2021.

“I have dedicated my life to public service as a member of the United States military and in local and state government. After over 27 years of service, I find it time for me to retire,” he said in a statement. “Consequently, I intend to retire as the municipal administrator for Princeton in April of 2021. It has been a pleasure serving the mayor and Council and the residents of Princeton. I am proud to have led such an outstanding organization with some of the brightest and most talented public service professionals in local government.”

Dashield was hired to replace longtime administrator Bob Bruschi in 2014 after serving as Montclair’s manager since 2009. Previously, he was a Plainfield administrator for two years. Before going to Plainfield, he was chief financial officer of Franklin Township.

“Marc helped calmly guide Princeton through these early years of consolidation towards a truly united government,” wrote Mayor Liz Lempert in an email. “I appreciate his selfless service to our town, and wish him the absolute best in his next chapter.”