Timothy J. King – Candidate for Cohasset Town Manager


I am currently the Assistant Town Administrator for the Town of Wellfleet, a position I have held since 2011.  I have enjoyed working in the Town of Wellfleet but I am ready and eager for the next challenge.

My thirty-six years of executive level management experience includes many years in local government administration. My 28 years as a municipal manager includes, in addition to my work in Wellfleet, prior service in Auburn, MA, Ellsworth, ME, Westerly, Rl as well as two other communities in Maine.  Working in relatively small communities like my entire career has given me the opportunity to develop a detailed and extensive knowledge of municipal services and operations.   My experiences have also required me to develop expertise in municipal finance, human resources, collective bargaining, planning, municipal law and regulation, and general management.  All of these skills would be useful to the Town of Cohasset.

Equally important to my municipal management experience are my personal attributes.   I have strong critical thinking skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a participative management style that most citizens and employees find useful.  I am positive, approachable, available, and a hard worker.  A seasoned municipal manager with these types of assets would be of great benefit to the Town of Cohasset.


Thirty six years of effective executive level management experience in municipal government and non­

profit corporations with overall responsibility for financial administration, personnel management, planning and policy making, and efficient  public service delivery.


Asst. Town Administrator                                           Wellfleet, MA                                           2011-Present

Since 20II  I served as the Asst. CAO of a town with a $15 million budget that provides a variety of services to residents.  Wellfleet has approximately 75 fulhime and 100 part time and seasonal employees. Significant Accomplishments

–    Served as Interim Town Administrator from Sept, 2012-Jan, 2013

–    Prepared and submitted  the FY 2014 Municipal, Capital, and Enterprise Fund Budgets

–    Prepared 9 RFP’s and 4 Bids in accordance with MGL.

–    Assisted in the rewrite of 3 Town Bylaws

–    Assisted in the preparation of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant

–    Participated in all collective  bargaining sessions with 7 local unions

–    Successfully and expeditiously assisted the Town Admin istrator with a large number ofmun icitals problems, challenges, and tasks with a minimum of oversight and excellent results.

–   Implemented several cost-saving m easures that saved the Town over one hundred thousand dollars

Executive Director                  WHCA  Milbridge, ME       2003-20 II

I was the CEO of a $I 0 million non-profit corporation providing 140 programs to residents of Hancock and Washington Counties.  The Executive Director is responsi ble for overall management and supervision of90 full time and part time employees.

Significant Accomplishments:

Started a new adult day program by raising $1.2 million.

Started a successful program to make reliable affordable used vehicles avai lable to working fami lies and finance them at reasonable  interest rates.

Obtained a $1.1 million donation for the agency to start an endowm ent.

Significantly increased the positive awareness of and support for WHCA.

City Manager                                           Ellsworth, Maine                          1990-2003

With a tenure of 13 years I was the longest serving City Manager of th is full service community of approximately 8,000 year round residents that doubles in the summer.  The City Manager is responsible for the overall management of all municipal services (including water and wastewater) and su pervision of 64 fulltime and 67 part time employees.

Significant Accomplishments:

–  Established an effective 10-yea r capital improvement plan and million dolla r annual capital program.

–  Developed municipal budgets that resulted in zero property tax rate increase for 4 years.

–   Designed, planned, and implemented a PAYT solid waste program w ith im pressive results.

–   Initiated the process for the replacement of the wastewater treatment faci lity.

–   Fully participated in the Comprehensive  Plan process as a member.

–  Negotiated all collective bargaining agreements and managed all laborrelations for 4 unions.

–  Managed the municipal budget so effectively that the unrestricted fund balance was significantly increased over several years.

–  Developed the first TIF and a business park in Ellsw

–   Helped form a regional tourism-based entity called Downeast Area Regional Tourism (DART).

–  Obtained approval and funding for and managed the Ellsworth Harbor Dredge and related waterfront im provements.

Town  Manager                                            Westerly, Rhode Island                                1988-1990

The Town Manager is responsible for the overall management of municipal services for a community of approximately 23,000 residents and supervised  150 full time employees. Significant Accomplishments

–  Annually prepared and administered  a $24,000,000 general fund and $1,000,000 enterprise fund budget.

–  Redesigned the commun i ty’s personnel functions including new position descriptions, a merit-based compensation plan, and a supervisory training program.

–  Negotiated all collective  bargaining agreements with 3 unions.

–  Supervised major construction  projects for a Senior Center, Police Station Addition, Solid Waste Transfer Station, and Town Hall Addition.  Each of these projects was completed on time and under budget.

–    Initiated and organized  a major project to update the Town’s Comprehensi ve Plan and revise local land-use regulations.

Town Administrator                                                      Auburn, Massachusetts                                 1982-1988

Directed and coordinated  the work of up to I 00 full time and numerous part time municipal employees and a $17 million municipal operating  budget for this community  of approximately16,000 residents. The Town Adm inistrator is responsible  for preparing and administering the annual operating and capital budgets, negotiating all municipal collective bargaining agreements, and overseeing the implementation of general administrative policies.

Significant Accomplishments

Initiated the first Capital Improvement  Plan covering all departments.

Started a program to set aside money for the Town ‘s unfunded retirement liability. Negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements.

Town Manager                                            Town of Oakland, Maine                              1979-1982

Town Manager                                            Town of Corinth, Maine                                1977-1979


Master of Public Administration      Penn State University       1976-1977   Degree conferred 1980

Bachelor of Arts in Public Management University of Maine, Orono            1972-1976  (Cum Laude)


Maine Board of Corrections (gubernatorial appointment/Senate confrrmation; reappointed 2009) 2007-20 II Maine Town & City Manager Association- Executive Committee and Vice-President

Maine Municipal Association – Executive Committee

Maine Community Action Association 2003-20 II (President 2007-20 I 0)

City of Ellsworth Charter Commission 2009-2010 (elected member)


Downeast Horizons (Services for adults with developmental disabi lities) Habitat for Humanity of Hancock County

Myacomet Board of Trustees, President 2013


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