Marshfield’s new town administrator is applying his experience as a 36-year veteran of state government to managing his hometown of 24 years.
“I wanted to take all of my talents ... and help run the town of Marshfield,” said Michael Maresco, who started his new job Oct. 30.
His first priority is crafting next year’s budget, and he has been meeting with department heads to talk about their “needs and wants,” he said in an interview. His other priorities include making town government more welcoming to the public and improving communication between town boards and town departments.
Maresco worked as assistant secretary of state under Secretary of State William F. Galvin and managed a workforce of 700 people before he took the town administrator job, but he is not a stranger to town government.
He has lived in Marshfield for the past 24 years and served nine years on the Board of Selectmen and five years on the Board of Assessors.
The town administrator search committee received 26 applications from around the country, and the committee interviewed six candidates. Maresco was one of two finalists recommended by the committee, and the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint him to a three-year term on Sept. 21.
Maresco succeeds Rocco Longo, who retired.Jill Terreri Ramos can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @jillterreri.