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Town Manager Michael Caira to Retire in 2012

Caira believes replacement could be currently in town.

Michael Caira called the most memorable day of his 22-year tenure as Town Manager. Caira’s career is an illustrious one, and it’s one that  will be coming to a close soon.

During an interview after , Caira told Patch that he will retire next fall as he seeks more time with his family.

“I think the town is fortunate that we have such good department heads and public officials,” said Caira. “I believe the town is ready financially. I want to make sure that when I leave, the town is left in good hands.”

Caira wanted to assure residents that when he does retire, he’ll remain an active resident in town.

“It really is time for me to spend some quality time with my family, particularly with my grandchildren. I find that sometimes you have precious little time, so I am trying to generate a little more of it,” said Caira. “I also want to indicate that I am still going to be a part of the community. I live here. I’ll be ready to volunteer if anyone needs me.”

During his career, Caira has seen a number of significant moments in Wilmington’s history, including the approval of the Public Safety Building, Wilmington Middle School and most recently a new high school.

The Town Manager said he believes his replacement could very well be found in the current body of town officials.

“I think there are people right within this community and town government that are capable of being Town Manager,” said Caira. “That said, I intend to support the selectmen in whatever efforts they intend to go forward with.”

Karl Ian Sagal December 13, 2011 at 01:32 PM
I believe Michael Caira has been a very effective and efficient town Manager. The next one will have very large shoes to fill, and while I hope will be as good, I suspect that is going to be very difficult. Kudos on a fine career, and good service to the town.
Karl December 13, 2011 at 01:57 PM
One fine town manager! I agree the next TM will have very large shoes to fill! Congrats to you Mr. Caira we have admired you over the years! Best of luck to all you may persue!

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