Mayor Elect Mike Pavia today announced he will nominate Michael Larobina for Director of Legal Affairs and named him the head of the Pavia Transition team. Larobina is a seasoned attorney and tenured professor and associate dean at Sacred Heart University. His extensive legal, academic and public service background were sited by Pavia in determining his choice.
“Michael (Larobina) is an intelligent and valuable resource for the City of Stamford with a wealth of expertise to draw from,” Pavia stated. “He’s a well respected attorney and effective manager,” said Pavia. “He is an honest broker and a man great vision who will be helpful in changing the way things get done in Stamford,” he added.
Larobina, a graduate of Fordham University Law School, also has extensive public service experience. He served as the chair of the recently successful Pavia 2009 Mayoral campaign. He was a member of the Stamford Board of Finance in 1995-1996 and served on the Stamford Board of Representatives from 1989 - 1994.
As head of the Pavia Transition Team, Larobina will spearhead the search for and vetting of potential appointees and develop the Transition Strategic and Operational Plans. His first priority is to source candidates for Director of Operations, Director of Administration, Director of Public Safety and Health & Welfare.
“We want this to be an open process”, Larobina said affiliation. “The Mayor Elect wants me to find the best people possible regardless of their political. We are going to build a team that is good at what they do, but better at who they are,” he added.
Interested applicants should e-mail resumes to Paviatransition@gmail.com. Brief job descriptions for the cabinet positions are included below:
A Director of Administration is needed to manage several areas of city government, primarily financial in nature: Assessment and Taxation; the Community Development Office; Finance/Controller’s Office; Grants Office; Policy and Management; Purchasing; Risk Management and Technology Management.
A Director of Operations is needed to manage Water Pollution Control; the Citizen’s Service Center; the city’s vehicle fleet; the Engineering Bureau; Planning Office; the Zoning Office; Environmental Protection; Cashiering and Permitting; City Parks; Solid Waste and Recycling; Highways and Roads; Solid Waste and Recycling; Golf Courses; Parking and Transportation; and Recreation and Leisure Services.
A Director of Public Safety and Welfare is need to oversee the Stamford Police Department; Stamford Fire Departments; Emergency Communications; Alarm Registration Ordinance Program; the 911 Emergency System; Health and Social Services; and Animal Care and our Animal Control Shelter.