Had a nice conversation today with the Hon. Jim Tormey, the judge in charge of the Fifth Judicial District. I was asking some guidance on nomination of a part time City Court Judge. I have already met with Judges Harberson and Renzi, as well as other users of the court.
Today was the deadline for submission of letters of interest and I hope to have a candidate for Council consent in January.
Trust me , I take it seriously, so don't bug me.
On another matter, I am offering Robert Dalton as a candidate for Council consideration for Library Board. Mr. Dalton is a downtown businessman and very aware of the cultural importance of the Library.
This year, we have welcomed others to leadership positions on city boards, including the appointment of Sarah Freda to chair the Planning Board and Pat Fontana as a board member. I also helped fill two spots on the Watertown Trust with two great candidates, Jeff Fallon and Erika Flynt.
Appointments and nominations for various posts are an often ignored but important part of what a Mayor does.