School Superintendent Mike Morris and Town Manager Paul Bockelman are pleased to announce that School Finance Director Sean Mangano will take on the additional role of Capital Projects Manager for all Town projects effective today.
At its most recent meeting, the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and Union 26 School Committee voted to approve a proposal to establish an agreement between the School Superintendent and the Town Manager to utilize the School’s Finance Director to develop options and make recommendations for financing Town and School capital projects. Sean will work with the Town Manager on this portion of his duties but continue to report to the School Superintendent.
“Sean has the knowledge, skills, and credibility to be successful in this very important effort,” said School Superintendent Mike Morris.
Sean will assist the Joint Capital Planning Committee in its work on capital projects and will receive support from the Town’s finance officials as needed. As part of this arrangement, the Town’s procurement officer, Anthony Delaney, will devote a portion of his time carrying out procurement duties that had previously been handled by the School Finance Director.
Town Manager Paul Bockelman added, “I’m thrilled with the arrangement and thank Sean and Superintendent Mike Morris for being such team players as we address the major financial issues of the Town and thank Anthony Delaney for his willingness to adjust his work schedule.”
This pilot will be monitored to ensure it meets the needs of the Town, Schools and Regional School Districts. It will terminate on October 1, 2019 unless otherwise extended by agreement of all parties concerned. Any party may terminate the agreement on 60 days’ notice.
For Immediate Release: February 1, 2019
Contact: Paul Bockelman, Town Manager