Congrats to Bill Sequino, who is celebrating 25 years as East Greenwich’s town manager.
He’s one of my favorite public officials I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with as a reporter … You’ve got to respect a guy who has a better relationship with any given public works employee than with the any number of town councils over the years, but has still managed to survive on the job for a quarter of a century.
How did Sequino do it, you ask?
Really, that’s only a fraction of where Sequino does his best work. You can find him at the town dump on any given Saturday and he used to play in a weekly card game at the local fireman’s club. Sequino loves all the stuff about East Greenwich that makes us a small, tight-knit community. His success stems from the fact that he is a man of the people.
Sequino clearly loves this town, and he is a big presence in the community. I’m guessing that’s not the case with every town manager in Rhode Island, but it is a giant help in being a successful public servant. He may have been raised in Warren, but if you cut Bill Sequino open he would surely bleed crimson.