Christopher J. Cotter

Christopher Cotter served as the administrator for the City of Summit, NJ from 2005 – 2015. He was responsible for 200 full-time employees, a municipal budget of $45 million and an annual capital budget of $6 million. He also served as the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator from 2006 – 2015.

During the period 2003 – 2005 he served as the director of Summit’s Department of Community Services, responsible for public works, engineering and code enforcement.

From 1976 – 2003 he served as a member of the Summit Fire Department, the last ten years as chief. He holds undergraduate degrees in fire science and public administration and a graduate degree in administrative science from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he has served as an adjunct faculty member.

A graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy and a Chief Fire Officer designee from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, he serves as a subject matter expert for the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. During the period 2014 – 2016, he served as a commissioner for the Center for Public Safety Excellence – Commission on Professional Credentialing. He currently serves as an instructor in the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

To contact Chris Cotter, please call our office at (732) 279-6657.