Anthony Schiavi (right) with state Senator Julian Cyr

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.

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(3) comments


Very disappointed that the General made removing the Chief of Police from Civil Service as

One of his final acts. Now we in the town have to live by that decision that passed by 10 votes. I thank him for his service to America but this was a great disservice for those who wear the badge.


I am incredibly disappointed at this news. I had hoped Mr. Schiavi would be with the town for many years. He is a positive and productive part of town government. As the child of an Air Force family, I appreciated his approach to problem-solving, as well as his level-headedness. I wish him all the best for the future, and thank him wholeheartedly for his work on the town’s behalf.


Just a correction - Bob Whritenour is not the current Town Administrator in Oak Bluffs - he left that post in March. He is the Town Administrator in Yarmouth now.

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