FLEMINGTON – Brad Myhre, the mayor of Frenchtown, will become the new county administrator for Hunterdon on July 11.

Myhre replaces Kevin Davis, who is retiring from the position he held since 2017.

Myhre’s planned appointment was made official by the County Board of Commissioners on June 21.

His annual starting salary will be $150,000. He has no salary as mayor of Frenchtown, a position he has held since 2015.

“I am both humbled and honored to have been selected for the position of director by the board,” Myhre said in a statement. “As a long-time resident, who attended our local public schools, this opportunity holds special significance for me. Maintaining our county as the safest, healthiest and best county will be my primary mission in this new position. .

Myhre’s tenure lasts for five years.

A graduate of Delaware Valley Regional High School, Myhre holds a bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College, a master’s degree in public administration from Kutztown University, a master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University, and a master’s degree in professional studies in human resources and employment. Penn State University Relations.

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“The county is very fortunate to have local talent with the level of experience in county operations and the training that Mr. Myhre brings to the position of administrator,” Superintendent John Lanza said in a statement. “Council has the utmost confidence in Mr. Myhre’s ability to lead county administration and he is a perfect fit for our conservative approach to governance.

Myhre is the Deputy County Administrator and Clerk of the Board of Commissioners. He previously held several positions in county government, including chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and director of human resources.

Myhre previously served on former Rep. Leonard Lance’s staff.