NORWOOD — Chairman Paul A. Bishop and the Norwood Board of Selectmen would like to announce that Norwood General Manager Tony Mazzucco has been given a five-year contract extension.
The Board made the decision at their Tuesday, May 19, meeting, after first discussing the matter in executive session.
Typically the town’s General Manager receives a three-year contract, but the Board of Selectmen opted for a longer-than-average contract as a way to maintain leadership stability given some potential changes to town personnel in the coming years.
“Looking ahead, we have several department heads who might be considering retirement in the coming years, and we felt it was important to have someone experienced at the helm who can steer the ship during those transitions,” Chairman Bishop said. “The Town of Norwood is in a very good place right now, and we felt it was important to have the continuity and stability that Tony brings. We are confident that he will continue to lead the town in the way he has up until now.”
Mazzucco’s new contract will take effect on July 1.
“We are delighted to have Tony on board for another five years,” Selectman Thomas Maloney said. “He has proven to be someone who cares deeply about all elements of the town, and understands its diversity. He has been instrumental in our recent commercial development, and along with our department heads has shown tremendous leadership through this ongoing pandemic.”
Others also pointed to Mazzucco’s leadership during the COVID-19 crisis.
“Tony’s support of the Public Health Department has been meaningful especially in these challenging times,” Public Health Director Sigalle Reiss said. ” He has been working tirelessly to make sure the community’s needs are met.”
“Over the past three years, Tony and I have built a strong working relationship and this has resulted in several projects and collaborations that have benefited all of the Town of Norwood,” Norwood Public Schools Superintendent David Thomson said. “The latest of which has been our effort to feed the residents of Norwood in this great time of need.”
Mazzucco was sworn in as Norwood General Manager on Dec. 18, 2017. He previously served as Town Manager in Adams from 2014 to 2017, and as Assistant City Manager in Caribou, Maine from 2013-2014.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master of Science degree in public administration, both from Bridgewater State University.
“As someone who lives and works here in the Town of Norwood, it means a lot to be able to serve the town in this capacity and I am excited to do so for the next five years,” General Manager Mazzucco said. “I appreciate the Board of Selectmen’s confidence in me, and will continue to do everything I can to make Norwood a better place for all residents.”