One day before taking office as Burlington's new mayor Miro Weinberger announced a key pick -- his choice for the city's chief administrative officer. He chose Paul R. Sisson, a professional audit manager who he met via the ECHO science center on Burlington's waterfront. Sisson, who recently co-chaired the new mayor's transition team, said the top priorities were a balanced budget, a review of departments and systems, and protecting the city's credit rating.
...Then holds a Pre-Inaugural Party
After announcing his pick for city CAO Burlington's mayor-elect held a celebratory party for friends and supporters in a new wing at ECHO, the city's lake aquarium and science center. Two days after meeting President Obama, Miro Weinberger talked about a sense of optimism he has been feeling, pointed out City Council newcomers and ex-governor Kunin in the crowd, and accepted a gift from the ECHO staff for his volunteer work.