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Posted on: December 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Town Welcomes New Hires

Please join the HR Department in welcoming our newest staff members!

Macy Wilcox-Tillett from Pawcatuck, Connecticut, has been selected as Westerly’s next Animal Caretaker.

Ms. Wilcox-Tillett started her new role on Monday, December 18, 2017.

Macy has worked at Stonyledge Farm as a Farm Worker. In her role, she was responsible for general farm work. Macy has also worked at Terra Firma Farms as a livestock handler where she was responsible for managing all livestock by watering, feeding, and caring for the livestock. Macy is currently enrolled in an Associate in Nursing program at Three Rivers Community College and is anticipated to graduate in Spring 2018.

“We look forward to having Macy join the animal shelter team. Her experience and compassion for animals is sure to make her a very valuable addition to our team”, said Tammy Loughlin, Director of the Animal Shelter.

As an Animal Caretaker, she will be responsible for maintaining a sanitary, safe, healthy environment for a variety of animals while in the care and custody of the Town.

David Spinella from Narragansett, Rhode Island, has been selected as Westerly’s next Patrol Officer.

Mr. Spinella will start his new role on Monday, January 8, 2018.

David previously interned with the Rhode Island State Police where he helped maintain the sex offender database as well as assisting troopers in filing paperwork, court cases, and other various activities. Prior to his internship, David works at the South County YMCA where he is a lifeguard where he was responsible for teaching classes to students of all age groups, maintaining the pool and general lifeguard duties. David received a Bachelor’s of Sociology and a Bachelor’s of Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.

"David was the top candidate for the position," said Chief Richard G. Silva, "We are confident that he will excel at the municipal police academy, as he trains to become a police officer for the Town."

As a Patrol Officer, he will be responsible for performing preventive patrol and other law enforcement functions aimed at protecting life and property, preserving the peace, reducing opportunities for the commission of crimes and identifying and apprehending offenders.

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