WILMINGTON, MA — Longtime Wilmington Town Account Michael Morris has notified the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen of his intention to retire on July 12, 2019.
“It has been a pleasure serving the Town of Wilmington for over thirty years, but I will have reached the maximum amount for retirement and it is time to move on to the ‘retirement world’,” Morris wrote in his retirement letter.
“Mike Morris is a fantastic human being,” said Selectman Michael McCoy upon hearing the news. “He’s been our Town Accountant since the 80’s. He’s done a great job. He’s a good man. He will be greatly missed.”
“Mike Morris is a pro’s pro,” agreed Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “He’s dedicated a lot of time to the town. He’s a very intelligent individual… It’s going to be a significant task to fill his shoes.”
“Mike has been a real trooper over the last 30+ years. He’s got 30+ budgets behind him. It’s going to be tough to see him leave,” added Town Manager Jeff Hull.
Hull noted that the recruitment process to find Morris’s successor will need to be discussed in the fall. Eaton noted municipalities are struggling to find qualified candidates as many financial professionals are opting for the private sector.
The Board of Selectmen are the appointing authority for the Town Accountant.
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