GROVELAND – City officials have announced they will interview two finalists for the city administrator position, the first for Groveland.
The city’s board of directors has announced that the finalists to be interviewed are Christine Lindberg, director of human resources for the city of Dracut, and James Rayan, chief assistant to the general manager of Salisbury.
Lindberg worked as Assistant to the City Manager for Hamilton and as Senior Assistant to the City Manager for Salisbury. She also served three terms as a selected member of the Middleton Board of Directors.
Ryan previously worked as a Budget and Financial Analyst for the Town of Wellesley.
The select committee will question the finalists in a public session on Tuesday, September 21 at the town hall. Lindberg will be interviewed from 5:45 p.m., and Ryan will be interviewed from 6:45 p.m.
In May, the city assembly authorized the select committee to appoint a city administrator. The administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city and financial matters, under the direction of the board of directors. At present, operational tasks are carried out by the five members of the select committee and financial matters are handled by the city accountant and treasurer in collaboration with the select committee.
The city meeting also approved the dissolution of the current chief financial officer system, allowing board members to reorganize municipal operations around a finance team led by the city administrator, officials said. from the city.
The select committee had appointed a search committee of municipal administrators, which examined the resumes of more than 20 candidates. The search committee was guided by Community Paradigm Associates of Plymouth, which specializes in municipal hiring.
The search committee interviewed four candidates and voted to forward three names to the select committee for public interviews. One of the three finalists withdrew from the exam, officials said.
The incoming municipal administrator will serve for a period of one year, then may be reappointed for recurring three-year terms.