Arlington Gets New Town Treasurer

Arlington Town Manager, Adam Chapdelaine, has appointed Phyllis Marshall as Town Treasurer for the Town of Arlington. Ms. Marshall began her appointment on September 13th.

The Town Treasurer provides professional administrative and supervisory work in the daily administration and management of the Town Treasurer’s office, including the custody, disbursement, investment and borrowing of monies, preparation of fiscal reports, collection of taxes and other revenues.

“The Town is pleased to have hired such an experienced and seasoned professional to serve as the Town’s first appointed Treasurer and Collector of Taxes,” said Arlington Town Manager, Adam Chapdelaine. “Phyllis brings a depth of municipal finance experience and local government management experience. The Town is fortunate to have her on board.”

Ms. Marshall was selected from a pool of 29 applicants who applied for the position. Members of the selection team were: Mr. Chapdelaine; Deputy Town Manager, Sandy Pooler; Town Treasurer, Dean Carman, Select Board Member Dan Dunn, Chief Financial Officer for Arlington Schools, John Danizio, and Human Resources Director, Caryn Malloy.

“Arlington is a community with a history of being well managed,” said Ms. Marshall. “I am proud to join the Town management team.  I look forward to working together with the officials, employees and public.”

Ms. Marshall brings over thirty years of public administration experience to Arlington. She has served as the Assistant Town Administrator for the Town of Belmont, including a 10-month stint as its Interim Town Administrator. She has served as the Treasurer-Collector in Watertown, and is a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Managers Association (MMMA) and International City/County Management Association (ICMA). She holds Bachelor of Arts from Baker University, Kansas and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

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