About the Business Administrator

Christopher Hartwyk has served as the City Business Administrator since August 2016. Reporting to the Mayor, Mr. Hartwyk oversees the day to day operations of City government and is responsible for the effective implementation of the Mayor’s policies and directives. All Department heads report to the Business Administrator. He is the highest ranking non-elected official in the City, in accordance with the New Jersey State Statute known as “The Faulkner Act”.

Prior to joining the City, Mr. Hartwyk was a principal of Consilium Consulting, providing services to governmental entities on development, redevelopment and revenue enhancement opportunities.

Chris was previously a partner of a law firm where he was Director of Infrastructure, Transportation and Logistics Practice Group and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Mr. Hartwyk also previously served as the First Deputy General Counsel of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In that capacity he provided strategic advice and counsel to the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners on an array of issues assisting the Board in setting policies to achieve objectives. Chris ran the day to day operations of the Law Department, including an annual budget in excess of $300 million.

Chris was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Orange and lived on Nassau Street in the Valley. His mother, uncles, grandparents and great grandparents were all Orange residents and business owners



  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • McDaniel College, B.A.