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 auditorium.
has worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and announced last year that he would retire. The chose Deputy Town Manager to replace . 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.