Former City Council President Paul Nowicki said officially this week that he will be submitting an application by the March 31 deadline to be considered for the city manager position.
“Absolutely,” he said on Monday. “As a life-long resident who still lives in Chelsea and a long-time public official here, I am very interested and excited about the opportunity and the process. I will be putting in an application for city manager of Chelsea by the March 31 deadline.”
Nowicki said he has always felt he would like to be the city manager of his hometown, and knew that he would be a part of the process once former City Manager Jay Ash announced he would leave late last year.
“It’s the opportunity that’s so exciting,” he said. “It’s something I’ve always thought about. Opportunity is everything and this is a special opportunity to give back to a community that my family has been part of since the early 1900s. I’m very excited and pumped up for the chance to participate in the process.”
Nowicki currently works at the Chelsea Housing Authority as a community engagement specialist, and has been there since 2011.
He served 16 years on the City Council, with four terms as Council President.
He was also a court officer for several years as well.
He noted that he has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.