By Max Bowenemail@example.com
One of three finalists for the new North Attleborough Town Manager has withdrawn from the search process.
Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine has opted to remain in Arlington. Chapdelaine, reached on Monday, said he informed the search firm Community Paradigm Associates of his decision on Friday after a discussion with the Arlington Select Board. He has worked in Arlington for eight years as town manager and said that he would like to see ongoing projects such as the new high school through to fruition.
“It was sort of excruciating to decide what the right thing was,” he said, adding that he spoke to town officials, residents, and his family.
Other projects in Arlington that Chapdelaine is working on include reviewing the town’s zoning and transportation to see what improvements can be made. His current contract has two years left on it, and in his talks with the Select Board, a third year was discussed, though changes to the terms were not.
Interviews with the three finalists—Chapdelaine, Harwich Town Administrator Christopher Clark, and Michael Borg, Director of Property and Capital Improvement in Providence—were scheduled for tonight, with work group-style meetings to be held on Tuesday.
Chapdelaine said he was sought out by the town’s search consultant, and saw it as an opportunity to work with a community in the midst of great change.
“There was quite a bit about that opportunity that was compelling to me,” he said.