Newton-Needham Chamber President Also Up for Burlington Job

Robert J. Halpin, of Concord, is also a finalist for the Framingham town manager position.

A week after , Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce President Robert Halpin has his name in the running for a similar job in Burlington.

, Halpin is one of three finalists for the Burlington town administrator position. 

A Concord resident, .

Last week, that Halpin was one of four finalists for the Framingham town manager job. 

According to Halpin's resume submitted to the Burlington Board of Selectmen, he worked as town manager in Westford from 1985 to 1995 followed by a position as the town manager in North Andover from 1995 to 2000. He was also the president/CEO at Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, Inc. from 2000 to 2010 and the principal at the Massachusetts Smart Grid Innovators Collaborative for a year before taking his current position at the Newton-Needham Chamber.

He holds master's degree in public administration from Suffolk University and a bachelor's degree in community planning and management from UMass Boston.

Other candidates in Burlington include Plymouth Town Manager Mark S. Stankiewicz and Ashland Town Manager John D. Petrin. Petrin is also up for the town manager job in Framingham.

The three Burlington town administrator candidates will be interviewed by the Burlington Board of Selectmen in a special meeting next Monday, April 2 at 6 p.m. As for Framingham, the Board of Selectmen designated April 4, 5, 11 and 12 as days to have the candidates come to Framingham and meet with department heads and selectmen.


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