Embattled Bureau of Motor Vehicles commissioner Joel Silverman submitted his resignation today, effective Monday, October 16. He will be replaced by Ron Stiver, currently commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development.
Silverman, in his memo to the Governor tendering his resignation, stated:
“The system conversion, although difficult and challenging, has now stabilized and the customer experience in the majority of cases is better than it was pre-conversion. Most importantly, this conversion as you know sets us up for improvement down the road in terms of fulfilling our duties in a customer sensitive way.”
The BMV commissioner cited a lack of enthusiasm and personal family needs as his reasons for stepping down.