CITY OF WORCESTER
Municipal Operations Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
American Legion Post 201
326 Plantation Street
Convened: 6:02 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:06 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Philip P Palmieri |
|Councilor Tony Economou |
|Councilor George J Russell |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Tony Economou
Mayor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey
Councilor Michael T. Gaffney
|Also:||Citty Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk|
This meeting is an opportunity for the general public to provide input into the process of selecting a City Manager. The Committee shall conduct a total of five listening sessions; one in each of the five City Council districts. This meeting is scheduled to be convenient for residents in District 2.
Each speaker is asked to limit their comments to three (3) minutes so that all individuals wishing to speak are provided that opportunity.
1. Gary Vecchio, Worcester resident
2. Jeffrey Hovhanesian, Worcester resident
3. Wayne Griffin, Worcester resident
4. Lenny Ciuffredo, Worcester resident
5. Stephen Quist, Worcester resident
6. Charles Gruszka, Worcester resident
7. Gordon Hargrove, Worcester resident
8. Joan Crowell, Worcester resident
9. Joshua Perro, Worcester resident
10. Ben Wrubel, Worcester resident
11. Brian Stacey, Worcester resident
The Committee concluded the five listening sessions after hearing a total of 50 speakers.
That the City Council, in the search for a long-term City Manager, shall communicate to the designated search firm that the following attributes be highlighted in the job description for being selected as the successful candidate to serve as Worcester City Manager: 1.) An appreciation for the unique, diverse and distinct neighborhoods in Worcester and support for efforts to strengthen the neighborhoods, 2.) A passion for public education and the Worcester Public Schools, 3.) A vision for the future of the community capitalizing on the development progress to date, and a familiarity with the city that a local person possesses so that she/he may hit the ground running.