June 15, 2024

Seekonk TA Receives High Marks

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Seekonk Town Administrator Shawn Cadime received positive reviews from the Select Board for his annual job performance evaluation.

“Shawn’s continued professionalism is instrumental to the board being efficient and effective,” Chairman Michael Healy said at the August 30 meeting. “His leadership is also paramount to the board being able to make decisions knowing he is acting with all of our best interests in mind.”

Cadime was also rated highly for his financial management skills. Healy said Cadime had created a “comprehensive financial policy” for Seekonk.

“The TA is a true team leader,” Healy continued. “He works extremely hard to mentor every department head that he has. The TA goes above and beyond to protect all of his department heads at all costs, even when some of those department heads undermine him. We are fortunate to have him run our town. The Town Administrator has proven his loyalty and dedication to the town over and over.”

Board member Michelle Hines expressed reservations with the evaluation process, noting the three months she had served on the board was not sufficient to provide a proper review.

Hines previously served on the board for three years and was elected last April.

Member Pam Pozzi felt department heads should have been allowed to share their opinions about their interactions with Cadime.

“Honestly, for a fair assessment, you have to get input from other people,” Pozzi said.

Cadime has been serving in the position since 2014. He is also a member of the Fall River City Council.

Cadime’s employment contract with the town expires in 2025.

Cadime’s salary is $188, 068. It will increase to $191, 830 on August 1, 2024.

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