Posted by Amanda Stonely December 26, 2011 10:03 AM
This coming week, Bettencourt plans to announce some initial personnel decisions he will be making upon taking office. While not disclosing details, Bettencourt said one involved his planned appointment of a chief of staff, a position that has been vacant for the past three years under current Mayor Michael J. Bonfanti. Sean Fitzgerald, whom Bettencourt defeated in the Nov. 8 election, was the last chief of staff. Although Bonfanti offered him the use of a city hall office for his transition work, Bettencourt said he has opted to do the work out of his law office, which is a short distance from city hall.
The four primary members of his transition team are Ed Lomasney, who served as his campaign manager; City Councilor James Liacos; and Debbie Ryan, who served as his campaign organizer, and her husband, Michael Ryan, a retired principal of the Carroll Elementary School.