Middlebury losing no. 2 official

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Assistant Town Manager Joe Colangelo will be stepping down this week to take the job of town administrator of Hinesburg.
Colangelo has served as Middlebury’s assistant manager for the past three and a half years, focusing on budget matters and human resources.
In a press release, the Hinesburg selectboard said they were impressed with Colangelo’s “candor,” his “dedication” and “his ability to listen to and communicate with the town staff.”
They also cited his four and a half years of experience managing local government organizations in Vermont and his master’s degree in Public Administration as being good assets for the job.
Hinesburg officials formally offered Colangelo the job on March 21. He is scheduled to start working for Hinesburg on Monday, April 4.
Colangelo grew up in the university town of Iowa City, Iowa, and did his undergraduate work at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and at Hunter College in New York City. He completed over 2,000 hours as an AmeriCorps Member, receiving several awards in the process, as well as becoming certified as a National Wild Lands Forest firefighter.
Deciding to focus on a career in municipal management, Colangelo earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany with a concentration in Public Finance and Economics.
He moved to Vermont in 2006 to take a one-year internship in Barre Town. He was subsequently hired as Middlebury’s assistant town manager.
Colangelo was unavailable for comment as the Addison Independent went to press.

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