Lori Savron Named Montgomery Township Administrator
By Barbara A. Preston | June 16, 2022 (updated June 17, 2022)
Montgomery Township Committee will promote Lori Ann Savron, the current planning director and affordable housing coordinator, to the township's top executive position. She will replace long-time Township Administrator Donato Nieman, who is retiring on June 30.
Savon is the second woman to serve as Montgomery Township Administrator. The first was Beatrice S. Skillman, who served 27 years (1950-1977). The current municipal building on Route 206 was named in her honor at the time of her retirement with a plaque at the front entrance commemorating the event.
For more than 23 years, Savron has worked for Montgomery Township. She is currently the township's planning director. She says she has worked "closely with local businesses on matters related to planning, zoning, and build-out of their property." She also oversees the implementation of the master plan, and works closely with the township engineer on sewer connections and traffic circulation issues.
In her new role, she will oversee all of the municipality's 135 employees — including the police force. Her planning background will come in use because one of the largest projects on her desk will be the Gateway Redevelopment, which will impact several dilapidated properties located at and around the intersection of State Highway Route 206 and County Route 518.
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Savron earned a master's degree in Planning from University of Virginia, and a bachelor's degree in Planning from Rutgers College.
She is on the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway Board of Trustees. Her website profile describes her as: An 18-year resident of Griggstown in Franklin Township, where she and her family are active hikers, bikers, and paddlers of the D&R Canal State Park. She was involved in the early planning efforts of the Millstone Valley Scenic Byway. Historic preservation remains a key part of her work.