Council Names New Town Manager

At the Winthrop Town Council meeting on April 5, Council Pres. James Letterie named Anthony “Tony” Marino as his choice for Winthrop Town Manager.

Marino was one of three candidates chosen by the Town Manager Search Committee. Pres. Letterie thanked the candidates for applying and said that they all had the experience and qualifications necessary to be good town managers.

Anthony Marino.

“All three took the time to get to know Winthrop, meeting citizens and department heads,” he added.

Pres. Letterie said he chose Marino, who is the current Town Manager of Ipswich, due to his professional background and his understanding of the unique challenges facing a seaside community.

Council confirmed the nomination in an 8-0 vote (Councilor Joseph Aiello was absent.)

“I was thoroughly impressed by [Marino],” said Councilor John Munson, citing his sense of humor and energy level.

Pending contract negotiation, Marino would start his new position as Winthrop Town Manager on May 23.

Pres. Letterie thanked the search committee and John Petrin of Paradigm Associates for narrowing the field of candidates, which also included Anthony Ansaldi of Malden and Thomas Guerino of Vernon, VT.

“This process was meticulous, transparent and prompt,” he said.

The council president also praised Interim Town Manager Terence Delehanty for his “leadership, compassion and undying love” over the past 11 months. During that time, Delehanty has overseen two budget processes; the loss of a CFO, assessor and treasurer; the retirement of the fire chief; a town election; a new town council; and COVID response.

“I can’t thank him enough for leading us through this transition,” said Pres. Letterie. “We are very lucky to have him.”

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