Longtime Salem Finance Director Richard Viscay has been lured to Everett to work for Mayor Carlo DeMaria in a newly created Chief Financial Officer position.
Viscay, who resigned from his post in Salem the week before Christmas, will complete his duties in Salem on January 18, 2013. He is scheduled to begin in Everett on January 22.
Viscay was paid a total of $94,000 per year in Salem to serve as Finance Director and as a member of the Contributory Retirement Board, and will earn a total of $120,000 in his new position in Everett, with a base salary of $103,000.
According to a report in Salem, Viscay described his time in Salem as “very rewarding” in his letter of resignation to Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll.
Driscoll hired Viscay in 2006, shortly after being elected as Mayor. In his first year on the job, He helped Mayor Driscoll navigate a 3.6 million deficit in Salem’s health insurance trust and two years later he helped the city close a $2 million budget shortfall in the school budget, through a series of cutbacks, consolidations, community donations and state aid.
Mayor Driscoll called Viscay, “the workhorse behind a lot of our financial success,” and a “great leader for our financial team.”
Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. said, “I am extremely excited that Rich will be joining our team. He has proven himself in Salem to be a top caliber auditor and I know he will be a true asset to the City of Everett.”