Finalists named for town manager
By John Fenuccio/STAFF WRITER
Wed Feb 25, 2009, 02:36 PM EST
WESTBOROUGH - A search committee tasked with finding candidates for Westborough’s soon-to-be vacant town manager position announced its finalists to the Board of Selectmen last night.
The finalists are Medway Town Administrator Suzanne K. Kennedy, Sturbridge Town Administrator James J. Malloy and former Uxbridge Town Manager Jill R. Myers.
Selectmen plan to conduct initial 45-minute interviews with each candidate next Thursday starting at 6 p.m., with a 15-minute break in between each.
After the first set of interviews, individual selectmen and members of the Finance Committee, Department of Public Works, police and fire departments will visit with each finalist. They will report their findings to the selectmen, who will conduct final interviews and open public sessions, one each night, on March 31, April 1 and April 2.
The Town Manager Search Committee was created in September and charged by selectmen with finding three qualified candidates. Former Town Coordinator Henry Danis is serving as interim town manager.
The committee received 31 applications, 25 of them from New England. It interviewed five from that field, invited four back for second interviews, and then narrowed the field to three.
“I want to assure the board tonight on behalf of the search committee that if we didn’t feel comfortable bringing three quality candidates forward, we would not have brought these three individuals forward,” said Search Committee member and Selectman Lydia Goldblatt.
Myers, the former Uxbridge town administrator, is also up for job of Hopkinton town manager. Her contract in Uxbridge expired last Friday.
Hopkinton named four finalists in its own town manager search on Monday.