After a distinguished 13-year career with the City of Pittston, City Administrator Joseph Moskovitz has announced his retirement, effective July 2023.
Moskovitz has 30-plus years of experience in the public service sector. He joined the City of Pittston in 2010. Before coming to Pittston, Moskovitz served as an assistant city planner for the City of Scranton, PA; as Borough Manager for the Borough of Dallas, PA and as a Borough Manager in New Jersey, in addition to holding a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Marywood University.
As the City Administrator, he was the chief administrative officer for the city and assisted the mayor and council with the city’s day-to-day management. Mr. Moskovitz provided leadership to all city departments, administrated the budget adopted by the mayor and council, kept the minutes and official records of the mayor and council, prepared monthly reports, made recommendations for new ordinances, policies, and regulations, and assisted the elected officials in daily administrative management.
Mr. Moskovitz helped bring the City’s first-ever “investment-grade” credit rating. He built strategic relationships with the city’s community partners and played a significant role in numerous large projects, including the revitalization of the City’s downtown.
“Moskovitz has helped guide our city through many complex issues while maintaining exceptional City services,” said Mayor Michael Lombardo. “He is a highly respected municipal leader and has built collaborative partnerships in our region that have greatly benefited our city. The council, myself, and all the previous elected officials would like to thank Joe and wish him the best in his well-earned retirement.”