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Newton's acting treasurer gets permanent post

Posted December 22, 2008 01:43 PM

Newton's next treasurer/collector will be James G. Reardon, who has been the acting chief of the department for the past five months, Mayor David Cohen announced Monday.

"I am very pleased we found someone of Jim’s qualifications, character, and caliber to lead our Treasury Department,'' the mayor said. "His understanding of the city of Newton, its inner workings, its processes, and its people, enable him to hit the ground running as our treasurer/collector. I am confident in Jim Reardon we have found someone who is well-suited to play this important role."

Before becoming acting treasurer/collector, Reardon served for seven years as Newton’s deputy treasurer/collector. He previously served as treasurer/collector in the town of Canton. "Between his work in Newton and Canton, Jim has more than a decade experience in municipal finance," Cohen said. "Prior to his work in Canton, Jim spent more than 25 years among four different financial institutions."

Reardon, a resident of Marshfield, became Newton's acting treasurer/collector after Edward Spellman Jr. left in July to become Braintree's director of municipal finance.

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