Matthew Wojcik is Tiverton's New Administrator

Wojcik, 45, had been Woonsocket's director of economic development before his new job in Tiverton.

Matthew Wojcik. (Photo via Facebook)
Matthew Wojcik. (Photo via Facebook)
The town of Tiverton has a new leader.

The Town Council on Monday named Matthew J. Wojcik, 45, a Cumberland resident and most-recently the director of economic development for the city of Woonsocket, to the position of town administrator, effective immediately.

Wojick will be paid $90,000 per year, according to his contract, which was signed at last night's meeting.

We've put in a call to Wojcik and will post more details about his thoughts on the new job and the key issues facing Tiverton in the coming days.
Jim L February 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM
thank you Mark
Rug Doctor February 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Not to be negative but has this guy ever been a town administrator or city manager?
BD February 25, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Congratulations! A word to the wise; when a cast of characters that look the extras at the Star Wars bar (especially the one that looks like Uncle Fester) offer to do your budget, say no thanks. That's what did the last guy in.
Rug Doctor February 25, 2014 at 01:11 PM
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Why did they not hire a seasoned town administrator? Goncelo, Towers were not town administrators and look what we got with that!!!
Just Another Taxpayer February 25, 2014 at 02:54 PM
RD we don't agree on a lot but we do on this point.
Jim L February 25, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Don't Know the guy Rug Doctor but on this we stand together, even with JAT , Towns are getting to big to let the good ole boys run em we do need someone that does it as it should be, not as he's told things are done, hope this new guy fits the mold
Leslie Poldervaart February 25, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Congratulations to the New Town Administrator, Matthew J. Wojcik!!!!! It is great to have younger and new blood in the Town!!!! Mr. Wojcik met all the Town requirements for the job and was well chosen by the Council!!!!
RI Politics February 25, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Agree Leslie. New blood and new ideas.
Daniel Kaffee February 25, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Good luck Tiverton! This guy was a load as Economic Developer in Woonsocket and did little to nothing over the period of time he worked there. He was actually N. Smithfield's Economic Developer because of the large number of businesses lost to that community during his watch. In addition, he ran the losing campaign of Christine Ferguson for Congress. He has only remained employed over the years due to political networking. He brings nothing to the table. Obviously, no one vetted this selection. Good luck, you will need it.
Rug Doctor February 25, 2014 at 05:44 PM
When I need a carpenter I hire a carpenter not a plumber. Nice post above apparently this guy is not the best person for this job with no experience as a town or city manager. The town council screws up again!!!
Tom February 25, 2014 at 06:29 PM
The man owns a TAN suit. Enough said.
Renee Cwiek February 26, 2014 at 07:04 AM
Is anyone capable of forming their own opinion without listening to anyone else? Maybe the council saw something in him that made them think he would be good for the job. Way to go to even give him a chance. So much negativity in this town. That's the problem.
Renee Cwiek February 26, 2014 at 07:13 AM
What was your first impression?
Joe Sousa February 26, 2014 at 07:28 AM
It will take him some time to get up to speed . He is capable and willing to help the town .
Scott T. February 26, 2014 at 07:46 AM
To the new Administrator: I wish you well. We have a diverse group of people in this town. I'm sure you will have your chance to meet some of them in your endeavors. You'll gain some useful information from some and others will just absorb all your time with a lot of non-sense. Work your way through it and form your own opinions. Stand tall and don't open yourself up to the existing bad habits that exist in this town. We need some change and some new idea's. I sure you'll be tested right away with all the drama that has taken place this year. Congrats on the appointment and good luck!
PJ SURF February 26, 2014 at 08:42 AM
I think he will be a perfect fit for the currnet board. The last thing the board wants is someone that would shake things up or audit the past books. Whats up with the new police fleet? Did the town go on a buying spree with an interim Administrator? Or is that classified while under investigation.
ray February 26, 2014 at 09:09 AM
cool now cut the school budget and lower my god dam taxes!!
Just Another Taxpayer February 26, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Hey Ray, how much of increase is the Town currently asking for? How about the school department?
Tom February 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM
ray cut the town budget and lower my taxes.
Disgusted in Tiverton February 26, 2014 at 12:34 PM
He's not related and doesn't know anyone in town - Good start! Welcome to OZ, Matt! May the force be with you.
Frankie February 26, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Mr. Kaffee sounds like a Democrat with an ax to grind. I'm hoping Mr. Wojcik is a conservative, because we have way too many liberals in this town. I wish him well.
Robert E February 27, 2014 at 02:55 AM
Those calling for a cut in the school budget might be supprised. The tax payers of Portsmouth several years ago wanted to cut their school budget. The got enough signatures to have a special FTM and cut the school budget. As it turns out in Rhode Island if the school dept feels that the town did not adequately fund the schools they can sue the town under the Caruolo Act. The Portsmouth schools won the lawsuit and every taxpayer in town got a supplemental tax bill for their share of the lawsuit. Be careful in cutting the school budget.
Daniel Kaffee February 28, 2014 at 08:24 AM
I'm a Republican thank you. Partisanship aside, I will allow you to make your own opinion in the time to come. Ask anyone that knows him and you will find that they can't believe he landed this job.


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