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Sergio Cornelio unanimously appointed City Clerk




Sergio Cornelio will replace his mentor Michael Matarazzo as City Clerk, the city council having voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday evening to promote him from his current position of Assistant City Clerk.

Cornelio was one of three finalists, along with Angelo Febbo of the Mayor’s Constituent Services office and Linda Greeley, to advance from a field of eight after a private interview session with the council’s Legislative Affairs and Elections Committee last week. Widely considered the frontrunner, Cornelio had been groomed for the position by Matarazzo, who retired at the end of June after serving in the role for over a decade. Cornelio argued that his ability to “step right into the job” made him the best candidate for the role.

In the initial round of voting, Councillor-at-Large John Hanlon voted for Febbo. After it became clear that Cornelio was the overwhelmingly favorite, however, Hanlon asked that his vote be changed to a “yes”, making the roll unanimous.

Cornelio thanked the council in a brief speech after the vote, saying that he was “humbled” by the appointment.

“I promise to work harder and harder to be the best city clerk I can be,” said Cornelio. “I don’t intend to be John Hanlon or Mike Matarazzo. I intend to be my own man, but I’ve learned from them.”

Cornelio also thanked his family, as well as Matarazzo, whom he said had “been the most tremendous help over the last two year getting me prepared for this. I didn’t expect him to leave this soon, but I am ready for this task. I’m ready to move the city forward and help forge this community. There’s a lot of work to, but it’s going in the right direction.”

State Senator Sal DiDomenico was also on hand to congratulate Cornelio – and the City of Everett – on the selection.

“He has been a person that a lot of people have relied on over the years,” said DiDomenico. “He comes from a great family. It is a proud moment for our family to see him rise up through for the ranks, and also for us who have known him for a long time.

Cornelio was appointed Assistant City Clerk in late 2015. He previously served as a common councillor.

By Brendan Clogston

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