Select Board Hires New Finance Director

The Select Board Monday voted unanimously to confirm the town manager’s hiring of Marisa Batista as Finance Director.

She replaces Victor Garofalo, who began working as Dracut’s finance director and town accountant earlier this month.

Town Manager Sarah Stanton touted Batista’s 20 years in municipal finance, both serving as an accountant and auditor for a public accounting firm, and her experience working for the city of Medford and the towns of Winchester and Hamilton.

Following interviews with administrators from the town and Finance Committee Chair Ben Thomas, Batista answered an assortment of questions from Select Board members.

Bill Moonan asked Batista about her short-term tenures with municipal government in Medford and Arlington. Batista explained that while she was not inclined to leave positions after short periods, it made sense in those particular instances.

Stanton is still in the process of filling the position of town treasurer and collector, which formerly was combined with the finance director.

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