Richard Kobayashi, Sr. Associate at the Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston, announced the five finalists for the position of Cohasset permanent town manager. Twenty four people applied.
Selectmen are scheduling first interviews with the final five over the next week.
Finalists in alphabetical order are:
William DiLibero, Town administrator in Charlestown, Rhode Island from 2009-2012. Former town manager in Hopkinton, R.I.
Steve Hartford, Westerly Rhode Island Town Manager from 2009-2013.
Timothy King, Wellfleet Assistant Town Manager, 2011 to present. King was Elsworth Maine Town Manager, 13 years
Grady Miller, Narragansett, Rhode Island Town Manager from 2010 to 2012. Previously worked 20 years for the City of Peoria, Arizona as assistant to the city town manager
Christopher Senior, Deputy Town Supervisor, North Hampsted, New York. Senior has held that position since 2004.
Selectmen Steve Gaumer asked Kobayashi if there was a reason the current acting town manager was not a finalist.
“That’s something I can’t address, it’s probably a reasonable question,” Kobeyche said. “Any applicant can be as public as they wish,” he said, but added that he could not discuss any particulars.
In related news, selectmen will send a letter to Senator Robert Hedlund requesting the status of the amended town manager act legislation and the extension of the second amended sewer district.
The majority of the board would like to see the Senate move forward on the passage of both bills before it recesses for the holidays.