Town of Barrington Announces New Town Manager
The Town of Barrington announced today that, by unanimous vote of the Town Council, Mr. James J. Cunha of Barrington has been appointed as the new Town Manager effective October 15, 2016.
Mr. Cunha comes to the Town with a wealth of experience having retired from the Navy after 30 years. His impressive career includes working for the Chief of Naval Operations as his Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Branch Head where he oversaw the Navy’s strategic antiterrorism program, and emergency services across 14 installations and six states. During his tenure with the Navy he was awarded numerous personal and military awards for significant achievement including 4 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 1 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and 1 Expeditionary Service Medal.
Originally from Rumford, Mr. Cunha spent the last 4 years as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport.
“I’m humbled and honored to have been selected for the positon, and look forward to serving the people of Barrington” said Jim Cunha as he accepted the position offered by President June Sager Speakman on behalf of the Town Council.
Mr. Cunha received his Bachelor of Science in Resource Development and Education from the University of Rhode Island, a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Education from Troy University and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.He has two sons and lives in Barrington with his wife Josie.
Councilman Mike Carroll said “We’re very excited that Mr. Cunha has accepted the position. When we began this process, his resume stood out from the others for me. His experience and the recognition he’s received for exceptional leadership impressed me, and that impression was confirmed through this process. I believe Barrington is lucky to have as our new Town Manager a man who has dedicated his life to public service, and I know he’ll serve our Town well.”
The Town of Barrington is a partner in the Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four.
You can join the Rhode Island Energy Challenge by signing up and taking four simple energy actions in your home to save money and energy. One action, signing up for an energy audit, can provide you with many energy-saving ideas and freebies. There are other energy saving tips on the web site below.
Here’s how you can join the Challenge:
Go to http://www.FindYourFour.com and enter your name/email/town.
Under “Affiliation” make sure you select “Town of Barrington”.
Get the whole household to sign up and start saving energy and invite your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Email email@example.com if you can assist in signing up 10 more residents.
Then start “finding your four.”
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General Election - Last Day to apply for Mail Ballot: October 18, 2016. Emergency Ballot Period: October 19-November 7, 2016
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Allin’s Cove Conservation Management Plan
Barrington 300 - 1717 to 2017. Your interest in Barrington 300 is welcome!
RI Department of Environmental Management - Weekly Mosquito Advisory
White Church Bridge / Central Bridge: There is the potential for short periods of alternating traffic, weekdays from from 7 AM to 3 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Employment Opportunities - Latest openings are posted on the Employment Opportunities page.
Volunteer Opportunities. The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.
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Hunting Regulations. If you have questions regarding hunting regulations click on www.dem.ri.gov .
See the Town of Barrington Animal Control page for the latest lost and found listing of dogs, cats and other animals in Barrington.
Please contact Animal Control Officer Patti Watson at email@example.com or call (401) 437-3935
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Eco-Depot calendar to alleviate traffic here onsite during RI Recycles Day. That’s available at: http://rirrc.org/ecodepot