Joseph P. Donat was unanimously appointed City Manager on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
As the top appointed official in the City of Newburgh, Mr. Donat is responsible for leading the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the City.
Prior to his appointment as City Manager, Mr. Donat most recently served as Interim City Manager for 6 months. Mr. Donat has previously also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18). While at Rep. Maloney’s office, Mr. Donat played a leadership role on issues directly affecting the City and its operation. After graduating from Providence College in 2006, he worked for Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who now serves as Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee. During his tenure with the House of Representatives, Mr. Donat worked on a wide range of issues including federal appropriations and other more localized issues here in the Hudson Valley.
Aside from his work with the House of Representatives, Mr. Donat is a sworn Peace Officer and has advised on community affairs and public relations within the law enforcement community.
While Mr. Donat will be serving as Interim City Manager, he is on an unpaid leave of absence from the U.S. House of Representatives, and is committed full time to helping the City of Newburgh during this critical transition period.
Lastly, Mr. Donat is a native New Yorker and has worked in the City of Newburgh since 2014.