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Watertown's Treasurer Takes Belmont's Assistant Town Administrator Position

Phyllis Marshall-Hartman has spent the past dozen years working at Watertown Town Hall.

Belmont Town Administrator David Kale and assistant Town Administrator Phyllis Marshall-Hartman.
Belmont Town Administrator David Kale and assistant Town Administrator Phyllis Marshall-Hartman.
Despite having left the land of Mardi Gras, magnolias and bayous decades ago, when Phyllis Marshall-Hartman speaks you can just detect that distinctive Southern inflection of her native New Orleans. 

And after moving from her southern and midwestern roots years ago, Marshall-Hartman's professional journey comes to Belmont as the current Treasurer and Collector in neighboring Watertown will become the town's next assistant town administrator on Jan. 6.

"I'm sorry for stealing Phyllis from Watertown," said David Kale, Belmont's town administrator as she introduced Marshall–Hartman to the Belmont Board of Selectmen at an abbreviated meeting early Friday morning., Dec. 13.

"I am very happy to be part of the team and the coming budget process," said Marshall–Hartman who has more than 25 years of public management and finance administration experience. Before being Treasurer-Collector, she was assistant to the Watertown Town Manager/Purchasing Agent from 2001 to 2003. 

In her current position, Marshall-Hartman was a member of a four-person team that created the town's annual budget. 

In addition, Ms. Marshall–Hartman has served as the business manager for Winchester's Department of Public Works and project manager for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority.  and assistant County Administrator for Scott County, Iowa. 

A native of New Orleans, Marshall-Hartman matriculated at Baker University in Kansas where she earned her BA and then earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. After graduation, she worked as the assistant County Administrator for Scott County, Iowa. 

Marshall–Hartman has been a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for more than 25 years.

Marshall-Hartman and her husband live in Canton; they have adult children.

"Ms. Marshall–Hartman’s extensive experience in project management and the development of budgets and policy has provided her the opportunities to work effectively with elected and appointed officials, committees and boards at the local, county and state government levels," said Kale.

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