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Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns Appoints Brian Daniels
The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns announced today that Brian M. Daniels will serve as the next Executive Director. He will start work in early January, and will succeed Daniel L. Beardsley, Jr., who is retiring on December 31.
Daniels currently serves as Deputy Budget Officer in the Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget, and previously served as Director of Performance Management. He also has served as Director of Policy in the Office of Governor Lincoln Chafee, as a Research Consultant at the RI Public Expenditure Council, and as Legislative Director in the Office of U.S. Representative Jim Langevin.
League President Donald R. Grebien, Mayor of Pawtucket, said: “Our search committee considered many strong candidates, but Brian Daniels is exceptionally well suited to serve our member cities and towns in this position that is so important to our state.” “Effective legislative representation of our cities and towns will always be the League’s first priority,” Grebien added, “but we also want to put Brian’s experience with Lean Government principles, performance management and strategic planning to good use in expanding service offerings to our cities and towns, and enhancing training opportunities for elected officials and city and town staff members, working with other partners.”
The search committee, chaired by Mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick, included, Town Manager Steve Alfred of South Kingstown, Mayor James Diossa of Central Falls, Town Council President Robert Mushen of Little Compton, and Town Administrator Tony Teixeira of Bristol. “I want to thank the entire search committee for their hard work and strong leadership throughout this process,” said Grebien
Daniels earned his B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, and an M.B.A. degree from the Yale School of Management. He is a native of Warwick and currently resides in Providence. He served recently as a member of the RI Lean Government Steering Committee, and currently is a member of the Trinity Repertory Company Board of Trustees.
Mayor Grebien thanked Dan Beardsley for his 42 years of dedicated service, including 27 years as Executive Director. “Brian and our other great staff members will pick up where Dan is leaving off and help the leaders of our cities and towns serve their citizens better and more cost effectively in these challenging times,” he said. “As our cities and towns become more vibrant and better places to live and work, our state moves ahead.”
About the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns
The League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association of cities and towns formed in 1968 to advocate for the interests of cities and towns and improve the effectiveness of local government. The offices are in Providence, the state capital. RILCT represents municipalities at the General Assembly, before state executive branch and regulatory agencies, in the courts, and on federal issues with the National League of Cities; and provides other services to municipalities and municipal officials.
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