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Posted on: February 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hopewell Township Committee Honors Municipal Clerk Laurie Gompf on Her Retirement

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Hopewell Township Municipal Clerk Laurie Gompf retired on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, after 16 years of service to the Township in the Clerk’s office. Elected officials and current and former co-workers gathered to celebrate her and her years of commitment to the Township and its residents. A Joint Legislative Resolution by Senator Shirley Turner and Assembly Members Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Anthony Verrelli that paid tribute to her was read by Township Committee members David Chait and Kevin Kuchinski. The Resolution congratulated Laurie, paid tribute to her “sterling record of service, leadership, and dedication,” and extended best wishes for continued success and happiness in her retirement.Laurie Gompf with Township Committee Members David Chait, Kevin Kuchinski, and Uma Purandare

Laurie Gompf began her tenure with Hopewell Township as Deputy Municipal Clerk in 2006 and was appointed Municipal Clerk in 2010. Her impact was felt not just by the Township, but also by the Municipal Clerks Associations of New Jersey and Mercer County. Mercer County was fortunate to have had Laurie’s service as both President and Vice President of the organization.

Laurie will be missed at the Township. “A municipal clerk has a difficult job. Laurie Gompf made it look easy,” said Mayor Michael Ruger. “Her calm and authoritative presence was on display at Committee meetings for the past 16 years and at the Township Building every day. I learned a lot from her and am immensely grateful for the service she provided to Township residents.”

With Laurie retired, the role of Municipal Clerk is being filled by Katherine Fenton-Newman, who has served as her Deputy since 2017. “Laurie was the best co-worker I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  She has an impeccable work ethic, institutional knowledge of the Township, and a finesse I admire.  I will miss working with her every day.” Kathy said. “She was an excellent mentor, and I am both honored and confident that I can continue her exemplary work serving the residents of Hopewell Township.”

The Township’s Municipal Clerk’s office can be reached at 609-737-0605 x6620 or by emailing

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