Director of Operations
The Director of Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operations of county government under the direction of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. He directs a staff of management, professional and administrative personnel and all related aspects of county operations.
Mike Laffey was hired as Director of Operations on October 1, 2013. Prior to his current position, Laffey was Director of the County’s Parks and Zoo from 2007 until September 30, 2013 and Division Director of the Park & Zoo from 2003 until 2007.
During his tenure, the park and zoo made significant changes to the facility and created plans for future development.
Laffey has been working in municipal, county and state government for more than twenty-three years. Prior to Cape May County Government, Laffey worked for the City of Margate as the Community Education and Parks & Recreation Director and the Township of Lower as the Assistant Superintendent of Parks & Recreation.
Laffey has a Bachelor of Science in Park and Recreation Administration & a minor in Psychology from York College, Pennsylvania. Also, Laffey completed the New Jersey State Certified Public Manager Levels 1-3 (Rutgers University) and AZA (Association of Zoos & Aquariums) Certified Professional Development and Management Program, George Mason University.