Michael Sullivan announced at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday that he will be retiring in January, 2019. Mike will have served as the Town Administrator for 44 years, and he has been the longest serving town administrator in the state for almost the last ten years. Prior to Mike being hired, the Medfield employed an executive secretary, so Mike is also the town’s one and only town administrator to date.
This selectman has asked Mike to write down all he knows about the town (and maybe its residents), as he has a huge institutional memory of what happened and why, all in his head.
Mike was educated at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and he has a tremendous understanding of and facility with the town finances and budgets. I have come to think that he can almost run the budget process off the cuff, especially where he has done it so many times and has seen so many things in those four decades of being in charge of our town.