Business Administrator/Municipal Engineer, George Savastano
George grew up in Ridley Park, Pa., graduated with an engineering degree from Widener University in 1981. He is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey. Married to Rose (also from Ridley Park) since 1980, he has two grown children - a son and a daughter.
George has been City Engineer for Ocean City as part of a shared service arrangement since January 2016.
He started as Sea Isle's Business Administrator in November 2007. Prior to that, he was Ocean City's Public Works Director, City Engineer, and Director of Planning and Engineering between March 1994 and November 2007. Before his tenure in Ocean City, he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and was project engineer on the first Ocean City federal beach replenishment project in 1992/1993. He has also worked in the private sector.
The business administrator, as the chief operating officer, oversees the following departments: Law, Community Services, Public Works, Financial Management, Police Services and Fire & Rescue Services. In addition, George also serves as the municipal engineer and department head for the following divisions: Engineering / Project Management, Human Resources, Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement and Purchasing.