Selectman Silva says goodbye

Apr 27, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — Paul Silva gave his thanks to Mattapoisett on April 27, as he prepares to retire from his position as Selectman after more than a decade.

“After 12 years, I would at least like to thank the colleagues I’ve had in that time,” he said.

Silva noted that the April 27 Selectmen’s meeting would likely be his last before the May 18 Town Election.

Selectman Jordan Collyer noted that he’s “learned a lot” working with Silva throughout his tenure as Selectman.

Silva offered advice to the candidates, Jodi Lynn Bauer and Nicki Demakis, who are vying for his position.

“It’s easy to criticize from the outside,” he said, adding that once either of the candidates for Selectman takes the position, she will realize how hard the town’s staff works.