Monson Selectmen appoints Deputy Town Manager for South Hadley, Jennifer Wolowicz as Interim Town Manager

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MONSON – The Selectmen board of directors voted 2-1 on Tuesday to appoint Jennifer Wolowicz as interim city administrator.

She is currently Deputy Administrator for the Town of South Hadley.

According to the vote of the Monson board of directors, the offer to Wolowicz is contingent on the successful negotiation of an employment contract by the parties.

Three applied for the position.

In her interview on Tuesday, Monson selectmen chairman Richard Smith asked Wolowicz if she was “looking to get out” of South Hadley, where she has worked for 15 years.

“I’m looking to progress myself,” she replied, adding that she had recently obtained a master’s degree in public administration.

Monson City Trustee Evan Brassard is leaving next week to become Grafton City Trustee.

Carter Terenzini and Ted Kopak were the other finalists for the Monson position.

Monson’s selectmen are also search process for a permanent administrator, with an appointment on this subject scheduled by the end of spring. This job was posted with an annual salary of $ 115,000.

In addition to his municipal duties at South Hadley, Wolowicz is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which is an appointment by the governor of Massachusetts.

She was appointed to this post in 2013.

Prior to being promoted to Deputy Administrator for the Town of South Hadley, she was the Personnel Administrator / Head of Purchasing.

Wolowicz earned an associate’s degree in business management from Holyoke Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business management from Elms College, and a master’s degree in public administration from Westfield State University.

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