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Kennett Township hires interim township manager

06/04/2019 10:08AM ● By Richard Gaw
Alison Rudolf, who had served as the township manager for Lower Moreland Township for 26 years, has been named as Kennett Township’s interim township manager.

Her term began May 28.

During the past 10 years, Rudolf has served as an interim manager in other municipalities. Before

serving in Lower Moreland, she was assistant township manager in Bristol Township. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Penn State University.

The search for a permanent township manager in Kennett Township is expected to take several months. Lafayette College’s Meyner Center has been contracted to assist in the search.

The township's supervisors – Scudder Stevens, Dr. Richard Leff and Whitney Hoffman – have been handling most of the duties of the township manager since April 25, when a township bank identified suspicious transactions in township accounts and informed the supervisors. Since then, two investigations have begun, and former township manager Lisa Moore was dismissed from her job on May 17.

“We completed a search for a skilled and experienced professional who could step in and take over the day-to-day duties of township manager,” Stevens said. “We are very pleased that Alison was available and willing to accept the position. Alison is proven, experienced and respected.

“The supervisors are intent on upholding the public trust. The hiring of Alison Rudolf, a professional with the highest integrity, as the interim township manager is a clear signal we are determined to have the township administered competently.”