Courtesy Photo / Anthony Ansaldi
Anthony Ansaldi is leaving his role as the Littleton town administrative assistant to become Wenham’s town administrator.

LITTLETON — Town Administrative Assistant Anthony Ansaldi is moving closer to the coast.

Ansaldi announced he was leaving his role to become Wenham’s town administrator during Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting.

Ansaldi, who was appointed Feb. 23, 2017, will begin his new position on Aug. 5.

Wenham’s Board of Selectmen unanimously approved Ansaldi during their June 20 meeting.

“I think getting to the North Shore is a great opportunity for me. It’s a good career move,” Ansaldi said. “Littleton is a special community. I was fortunate to work with bright department heads and residents. It was a community that was very engaged.”

For Littleton, Ansaldi served as chief operating officer and had a hand in multiple projects and departments. Ansaldi was primarily responsible for labor negotiations, handling personnel issues and training and developing employees. As chief procurement officer, he assisted in bid preparation and contract administration.

He also played part in construction projects across town, including the construction of Alumni Field and the Littleton Common Smart Sewer project. He also served as interim town manager for seven months prior to current Town Manager Nina Nazarian starting on May 28.

“I think Anthony was easy to learn from,” Littleton Board Chairman Joe Knox said. “He followed through. He’s a very disciplined person. He’s energetic. He put in a lot of hours and is dedicated.”

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