Winchester Selects Mayor Howard of Malden as New Town Manager
The Winchester Board of Selectmen announced its decision this morning.
The Winchester Board of Selectmen announced they unanimously voted to select Mayor Richard Howard as their next Town Manager, contingent upon successful contract negotiations and remaining due diligence.
“I have spoken to Richard and he is excited & energized about the opportunity to join our community as our next Town Manager," Chairman Mr. Forrest Fontana said in a statement.
Howard has been the mayor of Malden since 1996, and is not seeking reelection.
Prior to serving as mayor, Howard had a law practice providing representation to business-oriented clients, including banking and real estate development.
He also represented clients before local board and commissions.
The board were conducting interviews with four finalists - Andrew R. Bisignani (Saugus Town Manager), Howard, Andrew W. Maylor (Swampscott Town Administrator) and Thomas G. Younger (Belmont Town Administrator. Maylor removed his name from consideration last week when he was named the Town Manager of North Andover.
The salary range for the new position is advertised as between $130,000 and $160,000 a year.
Howard had previously told Malden Patch the Winchester position was the only town manager position to which he had applied.