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Latest in Job Prospecting for Devens Lead Administrator

By Mary E. Arata

TEWKSBURY — MassDevelopment Vice President Richard Montuori may have his ticket punched for Tewksbury. The Tewksbury Board of Selectmen accepted the names of two finalists for the vacant Town Manager position and Montuori made the final cut. The Search Committee had forwarded the names of three worthy of consideration in recent weeks. Montuori and Swampscott Town Administrator Andrew Maylor made the final two Tuesday night, while Lawrence Budget and Finance Director Mark Andrews was passed over.

The Tewksbury Selectmen will interview Montuori at their next meeting, Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at Tewksbury Town Hall. The interviews will be open to the public.

The new manager will replace David Cressman who was served the town in the role since it was created in 1988. Cressman is not the executive administrator in Dartmouth. In March, Tewksbury selectmen opted not to renew Cressman’s contract.

Montuori survived to the final two from a field of nearly 50 applicants. Six candidates were interviewed. Three finalists were forwarded to the selectmen who’ve now opted to interview just two.

Montuori, a Chelmsford resident, served as Billerica’s town manager for seven years. Montuori has been with MassDevelopment since 2004, and now serves as director of operations for Devens.

Montuori was one of the final three candidates for Plymouth Town Manager last month and one of three finalists for Westford Town Manager last summer.

Montuori has served as an administrative assistant to the Clinton Board of Selectmen in Clinton, served five years as Marshfield’s town administrator, and was Billerica’s Town Manager for seven years.

Montuori has repeatedly refused comment on his recent job search.

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