Retirement Party for Town Manager Planned for This Week
Town officials on Thursday will hold a celebration for Brian Sullivan, who retires later this month. Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine is set to fill his shoes starting on Feb. 24.
Town officials on Thursday will throw a retirement party for outgoing Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who is set to retire later this month.
The event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Town Hall auditorium.
Brian Sullivan has worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and announced last year that he would retire. The Board of Selectmen chose Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to replace Sullivan. Chapdelaine will begin on Feb. 24.
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.