Cohasset: Acting Town Manager Milanoski excluded from town manager finalists

Town manager search firm The Collins Center presented Cohasset selectmen with a list of 5 finalists for the position of Town Manager, with one glaring omission – that of current Acting Town Manager Michael Milanoski.

Twenty four applicants where whittled down to just 5 finalists.

Although he did apply for the position, Milanoski did not make list.

The Collins Center’s Richard Kobayashi revealed the names of the five finalists, including William DiLibero, former Town Administrator of Charleston Rhode Island; Steven Hartford, former Town Manager of Westerly Rhode Island; Timothy King, currently the Assistant Town Manager of Wellfleet Massachusetts; Grady Miller, former Town Manager of Narragansett Rhode Island and Christopher Senior, currently the Deputy Town Supervisor of New Hampstead, New York.

Cohasset Selectman Steve Gaumer wanted to know why the acting town manager was not selected as a finalist.

“I have to ask out of curiosity, but I realize it’s not an answer that I know – is there a reason, if the current acting town manager was an applicant, that he’s not part of the finalists?”

“It’s not something that I can address,” said Kobayashi.

Milanoski told me he’s obviously disappointed that he didn’t make the top five.

Selectmen will schedule interviews with the candidates on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.