Send in Your Questions for Town Manager Position Finalists
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Officials on Monday will interview the two finalists to replace retiring Town Manager Brian Sullivan and they're seeking your input.
As a part of the interview, the Board of Selectmen is welcoming suggested questions from Arlington residents to include in the televised interviews of the finalists. Each finalist will be interviewed for approximately one hour each.
These questions should be sent to the Selectmen's office at by noon on Friday, Jan. 27, to be incorporated into the list of questions for Monday night. Submissions can be mailed to Selectmen’s Office, 730 Mass. Ave., Arlington, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Read below for more on the candidates:
Adam W. Chapdelaine
Adam Chapdelaine has 10 years of government experience and has been the Arlington deputy town manager for approximately two years. Prior to working for Arlington, Chapdelaine was the city administrator for Fall River, Massachusetts. He served as the director of community services and chairperson of the Board of Elections prior to his appointment as city administrator in Fall River.
He has also worked for the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board and served for a number of years as deputy chief of staff for budget and constituent services for the office of the Majority Whip in the Massachusetts State Senate. He has also served as a legislative aide for the Office of the Majority Whip.
Chapdelaine holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association and the Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association.
John D. Petrin
John Petrin has approximately 25 years of government experience and has been the town manager of Ashland, Mass., for the last seven years. Prior to serving as town manager, Petrin served for approximately four years as the assistant superintendent of schools for the city of Marlborough. He served as the town administrator in Harvard, Mass., for 13 years and the town administrator in Pepperell, Mass., for three years. He has also served as a tax assessor and elected park commissioner in Bellingham, Mass.
Petrin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association. He received certification as a credentialed manager by the ICMA in 2009.
He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Municipal Association and the Massachusetts Local Government Advisory Committee, and has been active on a number of regional and state boards and commissions, including the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council and the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.