Andrew J. Sheehan Appointed Sudbury Town Manager
On December 6, 2022, the Sudbury Select Board voted 4-1 to approve the Town Manager Contract between Andrew J. Sheehan and the Town of Sudbury. Andrew (who prefers to go by Andy) will assume the position of Sudbury Town Manager on February 13, 2023.
Andrew joins Sudbury after seven years as Town Administrator in Middleton, preceded by five years as Town Administrator in Townsend, with 29 total years of experience in Massachusetts local government. Mr. Sheehan’s cover letter and resume can be found starting on page 20 of the November 1, 2022 Select Board Agenda Materials. He will be Sudbury’s sixth Town Manager.
Consulting firm Community Paradigm Associates (CPA) conducted a thorough Town Manager search, which incorporated extensive public input. This included a resident survey and a community forum to solicit public input into the desired qualifications, skills, and experience for candidates, as well as two facilitated public Q&A forums with the three finalist candidates. A total of 26 applicants were evaluated by Community Paradigm.
The Select Board interviewed three finalists on Nov. 12, and voted to choose Sheehan after discussion on Nov. 15, 2022. To view the videos of the November 15 Select Board Meeting decision, November 12, 2022 Select Board Meeting interviews, or any of the three Community Forums, please visit Sudburytv.org.
Select Board Chair Charlie Russo stated, “The board was impressed with Andy’s qualifications and extensive municipal experience. We’re very pleased with the outcome and look forward to what Mr. Sheehan will accomplish for the community.”
Interim Town Manager Maryanne Bilodeau noted, “The Town Manager search went very smoothly thanks to the work of CPA and the Select Board’s commitment to a transparent and efficient process.” Bilodeau, who has served as Sudbury’s Interim Town Manager an impressive three times, added, “Sudbury is fortunate to have a dedicated and highly collaborative professional staff. We are all very much looking forward to working with Andy.”