Interim treasurer appointed as search for new budget director begins

Aug 8, 2022

The search for a new town treasurer is officially on as the Select Board has appointed an interim head to oversee Dartmouth’s finances come September.

The move comes as the current Director of Budget and Finance Greg Barnes is set to take on a new job in Raynham next month. His final day in Dartmouth will be Aug. 31.

Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes noted that the town will next need to assemble a screening committee as it begins its search for a replacement.

The five-member committee will consist of a member of the Finance Committee, the Select Board, the Board of Assessors, the town’s personnel administrator, and an appointed Town Meeting member.

A job listing has already been posted online and the town is currently accepting applications, MacInnes said.

During the interim, Town Collector Gary Carreiro will serve as the director of the department.

Carriero, who has worked at Town Hall for four years, said he’s more than ready to accept the additional responsibility.

“I’m pretty good with time management, so I feel very confident I can do both [roles],” he said.

Following Carreiro’s appointment, Select Board members took the time to thank Barnes for his 12 years of service to the town.

“Your work here has been exemplary and well-received,” Board Member Shawn McDonald said. “I wish you the best going forward.”