Conshohocken’s Borough Manager Leaving for Abington Township

Today we received a phone call from a resident of Abington Township who was asking about Conshohocken’s Borough Manager Richard Manfredi. The reason for the inquiry was due to last night vote by Abington Township’s Board of Commissioners to appoint Manfredi as its Township Manager.

We inquired with a couple members of Abington’s Board of Commissioners and received the following response from Steven N. Kline, who represents Ward 1:

Yes, a vote was taken at our public meeting last night to hire Mr. Manfredi as township manager. A contract will be negotiated and voted on by the Board of Commissioner at a later date.

We are told by a source in Conshohocken that this has come as a complete surprise to Conshohocken’s Borough Council. Manfredi was appointed to his role in Conshohocken in mid-June of 2014, so he has been on the job just under three years. The previous manager, Fran Marabella, was in the position for about eight years.

More to come.