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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Mayor-elect Charlie Sisitsky today, December 20, announced the appointments of Louise Miller, and Michael Tusino as the city’s new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, respectively.
Sisitsky and his administration will be sworn in on New Year’s Day.
“I am very pleased to announce Louise and Mike agreeing to be part of my administration,” said Sisitsky, “as these are two of the most important appointments I will make as Mayor. Their collective tenures and experience in municipal government in the Commonwealth brings value to the City of Framingham from budgeting to regulatory reform to civic engagement.”
“This is just the first in a series of personnel announcements I will be making over the next several weeks. We are pursuing the best qualified candidates for other positions as I follow through on my pledge to create an administration that represents the diversity of Framingham,” said the Mayor-elect.
Miller is currently the Town Administrator in Wayland.
As Chief Administrative and Operating Officer, she is responsible for 26 municipal departments and over 40 elected and appointed boards and committees. She earned a J.D. cum laude from Boston University and holds an MLA from Harvard University, and a BA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Miller has extensive experience in state and municipal financing having previously worked as Budget Manager at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Chief Budget Officer for the City of Medford, and Supervisor of Administrative Services in the Public Works Department of the Town of Needham.
At Wayland, Miller brought the 218-unit, Alta River’s Edge Land Disposition to closing, with anticipated $1 million recurring tax revenue. She successfully upgraded the town’s Moody’s rating from Aaa with negative outlook to Aaa with stable outlook and developed sustainable and balanced budgets during the pandemic years of FY2020 and FY2021. Along with a citizen advisory group on Human Rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion, she created Our Wayland dedicated to diversity, equity, and unity.
“Working right next door to, and in conjunction with Framingham, as well as with the MWRA the last six years, has given me great insight in the workings of the community,” said Miller. “I share the mayor’s agenda, from pandemic recovery to civic engagement, and look forward to helping him succeed.”
Tusino has been the Director of Inspectional Services for Framingham since 2012, having served as Assistant Director from 2007. He has also served on numerous Boards and Committees from the Mayor’s Environmental Task Force to the Zoning By-law Recodification Committee.
Tusino has also served as Building Commissioner and Zoning Enforcement Officer for the Town of Groton.
As the city’s IS Director, Tusino oversaw a staff of 17, managed a $1.2 million budget, monitored revenues between $3-$5 million, and managed collaborations with other city departments, the City Council, and outside agencies.
He has extensive continuing education credits from Dean College, Northeastern University and Hall Institute of Technology (RI) to fulfill the Massachusetts General Law requirement of ongoing coursework for his position.
“My long tenure with the Town and now City of Framingham has given me a unique perspective on the challenges we face in today’s environment that I look forward to bringing to the table as Mayor Sisitsky seeks to accomplish his goals, objectives and initiatives to make city government more transparent and collaborative,” Tusino said.
Charlie Sisitsky was elected Mayor of Framingham on November 2, 2021 and will be sworn into office on January 1, 2022.