Medford Mayor Appoints New Finance Director

Robert Dickinson will assume duties this spring following an exhaustive six-month search and hiring process.

(MEDFORD)—Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn has appointed Nantucket Assistant Town Accountant Robert Dickinson as Medford’s Director of Finance. He will finish his duties at Nantucket and begin transitioning to his new role at City Hall soon. Dickinson will oversee the City’s finance department and lead the coordination and implementation of the City’s $192 million budget. The City of Medford initially posted for the open position in July 2021 and conducted a thorough search process, in line with the City’s hiring policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Medford, Dickinson spent over a decade in the finance department at the Town of Nantucket, serving as Accounting Clerk from 2006 to 2011 and as Assistant Town Accountant since March 2011. While at Nantucket, Dickinson oversaw cash, accounts receivable, and withholdings reconciliations, as well as helped craft the town’s $97 million budget. He managed the towns accounting system, Munis, and developed annual town audits and tax recaps.

“Bob has the comprehensive skillset, experience and keen financial eye that will make him an integral member of our finance team,” Mayor Lungo-Koehn said. “I am so thrilled that he will be joining us and bringing his unique budgeting perspective and strong work-ethic to our City.”

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the administration to craft a budget and help set priorities and fiscal goals for the City,” incoming Finance Director Robert Dickinson said. “The Mayor has an ambitious vision for Medford, and I can’t wait to get to work to make it a reality.”

Dickinson, a certified governmental accountant by the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors’ and Accountants Association, has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and earned a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.

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