GREAT BARRINGTON -- The two finalists to replace Kevin O’Donnell as town manager will be interviewed by the Board of Selectmen during a special meeting on Monday afternoon. The Selectmen could vote on the hire later that night or on Tuesday.
Ronald San Angelo, of Naugatuck, Conn., will be interviewed at 2:30 p.m., and Jennifer Tabakin, of New York City, will follow at about 4:10.
The Selectman had a third candidate, Michael Sullivan of Maynard, but he was recently hired as the new South Hadley town administrator. San Angelo was also being considered for that job.
Deborah Phillips, vice chair of the Selectmen, was selected to devise the procedure for selection at a previous meeting. She could not be reached on Friday.
Selectman Stephen Bannon said both candidates would be asked the same questions.
"I think we have two solid candidates to choose from," Bannon said.
O’Donnell’s contract expires on April 25, shortly before the annual town meeting. Among other issues, the new town administrator will be taking reigns of the multimillion dollar Main Street Renovation project.
"For this town, there are a lot of projects going on and I think there is a lot of work [for the new candidate]," Selectman Stephen Bannon said. "I would hope [any candidate] would expect that anywhere they go."
Both candidates have municipal leadership experience. San Angelo was a Connecticut state representative
Tabakin is a senior program manager in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. He is involved with economic development in capital project development in the deputy mayor’s office. She became a senior program manager in 2009, following three years as a program manager.