By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The search for a new director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to fill the position recently vacated by Tim Cummings has begun. Cummings, who led the MEDC for the past four years, accepted a position as economic development director in Nashua, N.H.
In announcing his departure to councilors May 19, Mayor Arthur Vigeant praised him, saying: “Tim was an effective leader and did a great job at the MEDC. This new position is a step forward in his career and we wish him the best of luck. We will not miss a beat during this time period thanks to the ongoing hard work of Meredith Harris, Linda Martins, and the newest member of the MEDC team, Rhnissa Decker.”
The mayor said he has employed a consultant, Marilyn Whalley, to facilitate a thorough search for a new executive director. Whalley is a community and economic development consultant, previously employed by the city to assist the MEDC in hiring Cummings. She is responsible for advertising the position, reviewing resumes and compiling a list of qualified candidates to be interviewed by the MEDC board of directors, who will make the final decision.
Through the efforts of the MEDC the city has successfully advanced economic development, reduced the residential tax base, and created thousands of new jobs, said Vigeant.