New Town Administrator to start by end of month

Mar 8, 2022

ROCHESTER _ Town Administrator Glenn Cannon will be starting his new position sooner than he had originally planned.

To accommodate his wish to “get going’’ as soon as possible, Cannon signed a contract at the Monday, March 7 Select Board meeting that sets a start date of March 28. 

“We had to make some adjustments because he’s so anxious to get into the town of Rochester,” said Selectman Woody Hartley. As a result, current town administrator Suzanne Szyndlar will shift out of her position “a little early.”

Szyndlar’s contract was to end on June 30, but the board voted to amend her contract to change her position to Assistant Town Administrator. This will last until she moves into the title of Town Accountant in July. 

“I am excited to start work,” said Cannon. “I look forward to Suzanne’s cooperation, to have someone stay on with her years of knowledge as my assistant.” 

“We can’t have two kings, but we can have a king and an assistant king,” said Hartley.

Cannon signed a three-year contract for Town Administrator. He will be paid an annual salary of $130,000.

Cannon has worked for the Town of Bourne for about four years as the assistant town administrator. 

After interviewing four candidates, Cannon was offered the position of Rochester’s Town Administrator on Feb. 22. “He was the strongest” of the four candidates according to Hartley, and the board members voted unanimously to extend the offer to Cannon.