The board of aldermen voted 5-0 earlier this week to formally confirm Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s appointment of Peter Pietrantonio as Everett’s director of city services.
For the past several months, Pietrantonio had been serving as the acting director and his strong performance in that interim role earned him a three-year appointment as the fully-empowered head of the department.
Pietrantonio succeeds Brian Zaniboni as the city services boss.
All five of the aldermen who voted for his appointment took the opportunity at Monday night’s board meeting to publicly praise the decision to put Pietrantonio in charge.
Sal Sachetta, who often clashes with the mayor on legislative matters, commended the mayor, and Michael Marchese, another critic of the DeMaria administration, also lauded the appointment.
“I’m glad he’s finally at the top,” said Marchese, a high school classmate of the new public works chief.
Millie Cardello noted that Pietrantonio has always responded quickly to city council requests for action.
“I know he’ll do a great job,” she stated.
Robert Van Campen also sang Pietrantonio’s praises, noting how he has risen through the ranks over the years, ultimately resulting in his “well earned appointment”.
Joseph McGonagle said he’s very proud of the city services director and is sure that he’ll do an outstanding job.
Aldermen Chuck DiPerri and Michael Mangan were both absent from the council chambers at the time of the vote.