EAST BRIDGEWATER — The Town of East Bridgewater is pleased to announce the hiring of new Town Administrator Charles Seelig.
Seelig was interviewed by the Board of Selectmen on Oct. 7, and will officially begin his role as Town Administrator on Nov. 22.
Seelig most recently served as Town Administrator for the Town of Halifax, a position he held from 1996 until being hired in East Bridgewater. In Halifax, he led a successful $7 million elementary school expansion project, established the town as a Green Community, worked with Town staff and consultants to develop stormwater by-laws and remediation efforts, represented the Town for the Mayflower Municipal Health Group and guided the Town through the COVID-19 pandemic.
He effectively guided Halifax’s budget through the last 26 annual cycles.
He previously served as Assistant Town Administrator for the Town of Weston, Connecticut. This included a significant role in the management of the Town’s budget and capital plan preparation.
Seelig received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in 1981, and his master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in 1984.
Seelig is excited to bring his keen eye for financial analysis and management to East Bridgewater, as well as his history with effective communication and transparency.
“I am honored to be joining the East Bridgewater community as the new Town Administrator, and will do everything I can to improve on what already makes it such a strong and welcoming community,” Seelig said. “The job of Town Administrator is one that extends far beyond the 9-5 workday at Town Hall, and I look forward to beginning in this new role and getting to know not only town employees but the residents as well.”
The Town looks forward to Seelig’s experience and understanding of the culture and the environment of the South Shore region in helping with the succession rate of the many capital projects in the works.
“Charlie has the experience and professionalism needed to move right into the Town Administrator position,” Board of Selectmen Chair David Sheedy said. “His years of accomplishments will allow a smooth transition for the town, department heads and all municipal employees and residents.”