William A. DiLibero, Esq., CM, AICP- Candidate for Cohasset Town Manager



A public manager and administrator skilled in leadership development, budgeting, the development of laws, ordinances and policies, government ethics and transparency.

Budgeting: operating and capital Economic and Sustainable Development

Emergency Management Project Management:

Labor Negotiations Performance based staff management

Professional Experience: 

Consultant Legal, Management and Planning Services – North Kingstown, Rhode Island 2012 – Present 

 Provide assistance to municipalities, non-profit organizations and corporations.

 Fill department head positions on an interim or acting basis.

 Board and commission representation, criminal and civil litigation.

 Permitting, policy and plan development, and project management.

 Performed personnel investigations.

Town Administrator – Charlestown, Rhode Island 2009 – 2012 

 Introduced innovative, cost neutral technology; e-newsletters and council packets.

 Completed construction of two beach pavilions through creative working of 2007 plan that failed public

approval process.

 Oversaw town departments and all town council and town personnel matters.

 Prepared annual budget, capital plan and oversaw town spending.

 Oversaw emergency services in flooding, tropical storm and epidemics.

 Prepared enabling legislation, ordinances, policies and guidance.


Town Manager – Hopkinton, Rhode Island 2006 – 2009 

 Revived failing tax revaluation resulting in successful financial town meeting.

 First town manager to survive council-manager transition.

 Oversee town departments and all town council and town personnel matters.

 Prepared annual budget, oversaw town spending, and initiated municipal court system.

 Direct successful economic and sustainable development project at Interstate 95.

 Established E-911 call system and Incident Command System training.

Planning and Community Development Director Cumberland, Rhode Island 2005 – 2006 

 Reviewed and oversee review of minor and major development projects.

 Prepared grant applications and oversee grant activities.

 Provided recommendations to Planning and Zoning Boards and initiate economic development activities.

 Oversaw clerical and planning staff, prepared department budget and Town capital budget plan.

Planning Director – Foster, Rhode Island 2002 – 2005 

 Prepared town’s first affordable housing plan.

 Advised planning and zoning boards on land development applications and concerns.

 Updated comprehensive plan, affordable housing plan, and initiate plan implementation.

 Completed regional wastewater management plan, growth management study and growth phasing ordinance.

 Prepared grant applications, review contracts and leases, department and capital budgets for the town

Senior Environmental Planner; Division Deputy Director; GIS Administrator; 1987 – 1994; 1997 – 2000 

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: Boston, Worcester, MA. 

 Designed and implemented landfill remediation program and subsequent state training program.

 Managed GIS (computer mapping) staffing and application development throughout the department.

 Prepared in-house and external contracts.

 Oversaw the state’s recycling and composting programs, technical staff and budget.

 Implemented statewide waste bans.

Attorney – General Solo Practice 1991 – 2006 

 Incorporated and advised small businesses pertaining to general operations.

 Prepared contracts, leases purchase and sale agreements and otherwise advise real estate transactions.

 Obtained land-use and environmental permits.

 Created estate plan for clients in a variety of income brackets and perform probate procedures.

Adjunct Faculty 1992 – 1994; 2012 to Present 

Northeastern University, Needham, MA – University of Phoenix, Boston, MA Campus 

 Taught courses in solid waste, wetlands regulation and environmental law, business law, state and local Government


Certificate, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Govern-ment. 2011. Hasenfeld Fellow.

Juris Doctorate, New England School of Law, Evening Division, Boston, Massachusetts. 1991. USEPA Fellow.

Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, Economics and Planning, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. 1987. Received full research/teaching assistantship.

Masters of Arts, Water Resources, Economics and International Development, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts Geography Department – Environmental Affairs Program, 1985. Jonas Clark Fellow.

Bachelor of Science, Sociology and Natural Science, Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1981.

Licenses and Activities: 

ICMA Credentialed Manager APA American Institute of Certified Planners

Rhode Island Bar Rhode Island City and Town Manager’s Association Executive Board

Massachusetts Bar Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns

West Bay YMCA Board of Directors Stakeholder, Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership;

Metacomet Land Trust Board Member

Languages: Spanish – Conversational


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