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Nov 13, 2013

Woonsocket


BALDELLI-HUNT ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITION TEAM, SEEKS MEETING WITH MAYOR FONTAINE TO ESTABLISH DIALOGUE

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BALDELLI-HUNT ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSITION TEAM, SEEKS MEETING WITH MAYOR FONTAINE TO ESTABLISH DIALOGUE

 

(Woonsocket, 11/13/13) Moving quickly to ensure a smooth transition and to hit the ground running in December, Woonsocket Mayor-Elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has named the members of her administrative transition team.  The transition group will be chaired by her campaign manager RichardLepine and will include the following members; Richard Kearns, Michael Annarummo, Scott Gibbs,Donna Coderre, David Lahousse and Paul Bourget.  

Baldelli-Hunt has also sent a letter to Mayor Leo Fontaine, seeking a meeting to begin discussing the transition process and to establish a dialogue between her transition team and members of his administration, while focusing on priority issues for the next ninety days.

“In putting this transition team together, I wanted the input and expertise of people who have first-hand knowledge of the workings of municipal government, education and the private sector andwho share my commitment to making economic development a priority for Woonsocket,” said Baldelli-Hunt.  “I want to thank the people who have volunteered to be part of this process to help move our city forward and make sure my administration gets off to a strong start.”

In reaching out to Mayor Fontaine, Baldelli-Hunt requested a weekly meeting between them and asked the Mayor to have his directors, including the police and fire chiefs, prepare a briefing document focusing on priorities of concern for the next ninety days.  She has also requested a list of consultants and attorneys being utilized by city departments.​​​​(MORE)

“I look forward to working with Mayor Fontaine to get his input on the key issues going forward and to ensure we have an effective transition that benefits the people of Woonsocket,” said Baldelli-Hunt.  “Our goal is to make sure the next few weeks are spent identifying the immediate challenges facing the city and preparing to address those issues in a timely way beginning in December.”