DPW Commissioner Tom Daley Resigns
Daley has served in the position since 2008
After nearly three years at the helm, Department of Public Works Commissioner Tom Daley announced he is resigning from his position in Newton.
According to a press release issued this morning by the mayor's office, Daley has accepted a position as DPW Commissioner in Southbridge.
“It’s been a great experience working here in Newton, and I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to serve here in two different capacities,” Daley said in the press release. “I’ve really enjoyed my time here and will be sad to leave, but am looking forward to moving on to new adventures.”
The release noted that Daley came on board as commissioner in March 2008 and helped establish the city's automated trash program, which started in Oct. 2009.
Daley also served as city engineer from 2000-2002.
Daley's resignation will be effective Jan. 26, at which point Deputy Commissioner David Turocy will take the position of interim commissioner. The press release said a search committee will be established to fill the position.
“Tom and I have worked closely together over the past year, and I have come to appreciate his commitment to public service,” Mayor Setti Warren said in the press release. “We are sad to see him leave, but wish him all the best in his new position.”
According to the mayor's office, the search committee will be formed by the mayor and the Human Resources department, who will interview candidates once the postion is officially posted.