Upper Saddle River November 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 3 Borough’s mayor named Ridgewood’s village manager by John Koster Kenneth Gabbert, mayor of Upper Saddle River and a veteran of three top administrative posts in Bergen County, is now the village manager of Ridgewood. He will take over the reins from Interim Manager Heather Mailander this week. Gabbert, who was until last week the administrator of Little Ferry, was appointed to his new post at the Oct. 28 council meeting. “I’m looking forward to helping preserve the tradition of good administration in Ridgewood and to continue to give the quality of services that Ridgewood is famous for preserving,” Gabbert said at last week’s meeting. Gabbert received his bachelor’s degree, MBA, and Ph. D from Arizona State University and taught in the Arizona school system before he moved into the private sector managing technical colleges for industry. He spent 18 years in private industry work, which drew him to New York and New Jersey. In 1999, he obtained his certification as a chief financial officer under a program supervised by Rutgers University. He served as chief financial officer of New Milford for approximately two years, administrator of Westwood for three years, and ultimately administrator of Little Ferry for the past three and a half years. Gabbert has been Upper Saddle River’s mayor since 2004. He previously served as a councilman from 1995 through 2003. He has served as chairman of the USR Centennial Committee, and an EMT member on the USR Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Gabbert has also served as a planning board A Night of Broadway Stars, hosted by The Church of the Presentation, will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 at the Park Ridge Marriott in Park Ridge. Current Broadway stars will sing some of the most memorable songs in the history of Broadway, including appearances by the very performers who thrilled audiences with these songs on the Broadway stage. The program is produced by Broadway composer/lyricist Neil Berg. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-show reception. The show is set to Night of Broadway Stars set start at 7:30 p.m. with the performances, followed by dessert and a Meet the Stars Reception. Proceeds will benefit the parish community and programs. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $150 each. To reserve tickets, contact Margie Rightmyer, (201) 327-1313 extension 840, mrightmyer@churchofpre sentation.org, or Jackie McSwiggan, (201) 818-4027, jmcswiggan@optonline.net. Church of the Presentation is located at 271 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. Mayor Kenneth Gabbert member, on the board of the Bergen County Joint Insurance Fund, and as a member of the Police Negotiation Team. He is a former liaison to the zoning board of adjustment and has served as vice chairman of the Northwest Bergen Mayor’s Association, and coach for basketball, soccer, baseball and softball teams. Heather Mailander, who served as interim village manager for six months, replaced James Ten Hoeve, who had served as village manager before he retired to go into consulting. Mailander will return to her position as Ridgewood’s municipal clerk now that she has stepped down as interim manager. “She did a remarkable job of covering both positions for five or six months, and I look forward to working with her,” Gabbert said. He also thanked Mayor David Pfund and the Ridgewood Village Council for his appointment to one of the top administrative posts in Bergen County at the head of one of the largest professional staffs. THOUSANDS OF DESIGNER & FAMOUS MAKER COATS FOR WOMEN, MEN & KIDS PLUS HUNDREDS OF LADIES’ DESIGNER SHOES AND BOOTS HUGE SELECTION OF \ The Milstein family has been keeping America warm and happy since 1924 and are thrilled to be here in Paramus to do it again with the very best coats at the very best prices! They’ve leveraged their long time friendships in the coat industry to deliver to you an amazing collection of designer and famous maker coats at prices you’ve never seen before, and may never see again! THE ORIGINAL FIRST FAMILY OF COATS IS BACK IN BUSINESS! PEACOATS • LONG WOOLS • FAUX FURS • LEATHERS • DOWNS & MANY MORE 150 Rt 17N • Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201-262-1060 www.bestcoatfactory.com (in the former Fortunoff Outdoor Store) Open 10am to 9pm Monday - Saturday