TYNGSBORO — Administrator Matt Hanson is one of four finalists to be North Andover's next town manager.
According to NA Executive Assistant Laurie Burzlaff, the other finalists are Leon Goodwin, a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State and former town manager of Salem, New Hampshire; North Andover Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Finance James Mealey; and Sudbury Town Manager Melissa Murphy-Rodrigues.
"I'm very happy where I am in Tyngsboro, but being a larger community close by to where I live, this would be a natural career advancement for me," Hanson said Monday afternoon. "I feel privileged to have been selected as a finalist by the subcommittee, and I look forward to interviewing with the full Board of Selectmen this evening."
The finalists were selected by the Town Manager Search Committee following private interviews on Thursday.
They are scheduled to be interviewed publicly by the Board of Selectmen this evening. The meeting begins at 5:15 p.m., with interviews expected to begin about 6 p.m, Burzlaff said.
The board could choose to hire a new town manager tonight following the interviews.
Hanson, a Chelmsford resident and former selectman, has served as Tyngsboro town administrator since 2017. He was promoted from assistant town administrator when former Town Administrator Curt Bellavance resigned to take an economic development position in Peabody.
The North Andover town manager position has been vacant since February, when Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Andrew Maylor as state comptroller.
Goodwin, one of the North Andover finalists, is also one of two finalists for town manager of Westboro. He is scheduled to interview with that town's Board of Selectmen Tuesday evening, according to a posted agenda.
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