New Town Manager to Take Oath Friday
Adam Chapdelaine takes over this week, meet and greet scheduled for March.
Arlington’s incoming town manager will be sworn in this Friday at Town Hall.
Current Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine will take the Town Manager’s Oath of Office at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 to become Arlington's new top administrator. The brief swearing in ceremony will be performed by Town Clerk Stephanie Lucarelli and held in her office at 730 Massachusetts Ave.
Town officials are planning a meet and greet with Chapdelaine on March 8 at Town Hall.
Chapdelaine replaces retiring Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who was Arlington’s top administrator for eight years before announcing his retirement last year.
Selectmen Chair Clarissa Rowe has called Sullivan’s work “exemplary.”
During his interview, Chapdelaine spoke about his expertise handling municipal budgets and explained his leadership style is highly participative. He said he is committed to supporting Arlington’s public libraries through funding and appropriate staffing levels.
The incoming town manager added he would promote economic growth by working to develop updated zoning and permitting processes that match up to the expectations of the business community.