During a meeting last evening, Cheltenham’s Board of Commissioners voted to appoint Robert A. Zienkowski as the township manager and board secretary. The appointment is to serve until January 3, 2022, in accordance with its Home Rule Charter. His start date is September 8, 2020. The township manager reports to the Township Board of Commissioners for the day-to-day operations of the township.
According to the announcement, Zienkowski has served various communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania and brings over 28 years of executive municipal government experience to the position. He has served in various roles, including most recently as township manager for Radnor Township. He has also served as city manager and safety director for the City of Brunswick, Ohio, and the director of administrative services and chief administrative officer to the mayor for the City of Maple Heights, Ohio.
Zeinkowski served as the township manager in Radnor Township for over a decade. He resigned from the position in February of 2020 and at the end of his tenure had served a 30-day suspension. According to Main Line Media News, the reason for the suspension was unknown but could be tied to a decision to clear a piece of state property of trees.
You can read the full statement from the township here.