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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Framingham names assistant town manager

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham has a new No. 2, and Town Manager Julian Suso has one less job to fill.

Timothy D. Goddard, town administrator in Littleton, Mass., has been hired as Framingham's assistant town manager, Suso announced this afternoon.

Goddard has been the top official in Littleton since 1997. Before that, he was regional planner and program manager for the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments. Goddard will begin his $89,000-a-year job on Dec. 11.

Globe correspondent Jennifer Fenn Lefferts reported in October that the town of Littleton is considering switching to a town manager form of government to fill a leadership void at Town Hall.

Since being named Framingham's town manager in May, Suso has been working to fill open slots in senior management positions. He still needs to hire a new building commissioner to replace Joe Mikielian, who resigned to take a similar job in Worcester. Also, the town is looking to hire a human services policy and program coordinator. Suso said in September that he expected both the assistant town manager and human services positions to be filled by the end of November.

-- John C.Drake

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