New chief assessor assumes her post

Mayor Ted Bettencourt recently announced his appointment of Susan Antonellis as the city’s new chief assessor. Antonellis, an Exeter, N.H., resident, assumed her post last Monday. She succeeded Frederick Martini, who retired as chief assessor in June after nearly 31 years in the position. Antonellis is no stranger to the assessor’s department. Since September 1998, she had worked as the full-time assessor/administrator in the office. The chief assessor and the assessor/administrator are both full-time employees who sit on Peabody’s three-member Board of Assessors. The third member of the board is the chairman, a part-time employee. “The city of Peabody will benefit greatly from Susan’s experience in the assessor’s office,” Bettencourt said in a prepared statement. “She is a very skilled and capable professional and is eager to take on the responsibilities this new role will entail.” Antonellis said: “I’m honored to be chosen by Mayor Bettencourt, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”