Freeholders Appoint Faella As New County Manager

ELIZABETH—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders appointed Alfred Faella to be the new county manager effective Monday.

Faella succeeds George Devanney, who retired after more than nine years as county manager. Faella will earn $155,000.


A native of Elizabeth and resident of Mountainside, Faella, 56, has more than 18 years of governmental leadership experience. He assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations and budget of a 21-municipality government with approximately 2,800 full-time employees. He will be responsible for the implementation of the policy of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“I am honored and would like to thank the Board of Chosen Freeholders for this opportunity,” Faella said.

Faella has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kean University, where he also received his undergraduate degree.

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