Anthony E. Schiavi’s tenure as Bourne town administrator is coming to an end. Less than two years after being appointed the position, Mr. Schiavi has announced his resignation.
Mr. Schiavi informed the board of selectmen during executive session on Tuesday, June 8, that he will be stepping down. He gave the board three months' notice. He informed department heads of his decision during a morning meeting the next day.
No details have been released as to what led to Mr. Schiavi’s decision to leave.
Mr. Schiavi was hired in October 2019 to replace outgoing town administrator Thomas M. Guerino. Mr. Schiavi was chosen over Robin L. Craver, former town administrator in Charlton, and Robert E. Whritenour, current town administrator for Oak Bluffs.
Born in Framingham and raised in Holliston, Mr. Schiavi came to Cape Cod in 1992. In 2013 he retired as a brigadier general with 30 years of service in the US Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard. He was commanding officer of the 102nd Fighter Wing and 102nd Intelligence Wing at Joint Base Cape Cod.
After his retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Schiavi was appointed town manager in Ashland. He was sworn in on March 27, 2013, but did not start his new position until June 17, due to some final military obligations.
Two years later, he stepped down as Ashland’s town manager to focus on his campaign for the Cape and Islands state Senate seat being vacated by Daniel A. Wolfe. Running as a Republican, Mr. Schiavi lost the 2016 election to the current state senator, Democrat Julian A. Cyr of Truro.