GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland is pleased to announce that Kevin Paicos has been hired as the town’s interim financial director and personnel director.
Paicos began his role on Nov. 2 and works closely with all town departments and the Board of Selectmen on financial, human resources and town concerns.Paicos has signed an 18 month contract with the town, which may end sooner depending on the town’s hiring process and next steps.
“I’m thrilled to serve in this role and to help support the great work done by all who work for the Town of Groveland,” Paicos said. “So far, I have found Groveland to be a warm community full of kind and caring people, and I’m eager to share a lifetime of acquired knowledge with all who I collaborate with during my time here.”
Prior to joining Groveland, he served in municipal government for over three decades, including as the interim Town Administrator in Acushnet, the interim Controller for the Charlton Water and Sewer Department, the interim Town Manager for Southbridge, the interim Town Administrator for Northfield, the interim Town Administrator for Jamestown, R.I., the Town Manager for Foxborough, Town Administrator for Hingham and Town Administrator for Ashburnham.
“Kevin comes with nearly four decades of municipality experience both in small and larger towns and cities as a Town Manager/Administrator,” Highway Superintendent Renny Carroll said. “The town has a great opportunity and should take full advantage of this time with someone of his caliber. In my opinion we are extremely lucky to have him on board.”
“Kevin is a welcome addition to Town Hall,” Council on Aging Director Lynne Staton said. “He is a careful listener and offers a measured response. He understands the stereotypes (and challenges) of aging and is interested in working with the COA to improve life for our residents 60 and ‘better’.”
Over the last couple of years, he has also worked on a handful of special municipal consulting projects, including the Southbridge Department of Public Works organization study from 2017-18, the Acushnet Town Administrator recruitment in 2019-20, and the Dunstable Town Charter/Form of Government in 2019-20.
Since 2014, Paicos also worked as a part-time licensed insurance provider for NFP Corporate Services, Inc. He retired as a captain for the U.S. Army in 2013 after more than four decades of service.