The top municipal finance official in the city of Springfield Massachusetts is retiring and there will be a nationwide search for a replacement. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
Lee Erdmann was hired three years ago as Springfield’s first Chief Adminstration and Finance Officer, a position mandated by state law as a result of Springfield’s brush with bankruptcy. Despite the lingering effects of the recession, and two costly natural disasters, Springfield has seen its bond rating improve, its rainy day fund balance hold steady, and its pension fund liability improve under Erdman.
Erdmann, spent 40 years in municipal government, including a tenure as city manager in Hartford Ct. State law requires the appointment of a search committee to recommend candidates for the job.