After seven months of speculation and searching, Mineral’s Town Council has found a candidate to replace their vacant town manager position.
“We took our time and got what we wanted,” Mayor Pam Harlowe said. “Instead of filling the title, we filled the job this time.”
What council was looking for they found in Sal Luciano, a 12-year resident of Louisa. With a background as a lieutenant firefighter for Chesterfield Fire & EMS, as well as graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from James Madison University, Harlowe said that Luciano offered the combination of brains and brawn that the town was looking for.
“Sal seems to be knowledgeable in management as well as maintenance, and that really impressed me,” Harlowe said. “He doesn’t mind going out and getting his hands dirty with projects like trimming shrubs at the cemetery or general maintenance.”
Luciano fills a position that was left empty after the resignation of Doug Polen on March 15. Luciano’s work schedule will require him to work three days a week for a total of 20 hours, which he said will fit perfectly with his ongoing career as a firefighter.
“I looked at the job description and it was right up my alley,” Luciano said. “It is a great combination of both my background and my experience. I’m very excited about it.”
Upon his graduation from JMU in 2001, Luciano moved to Louisa and began a career working in the accounting and financing department for the
corporate headquarters of Circuit City. He left the position in 2003 to start his career as a firefighter, and is currently in the process of moving up to the position of captain.
To read the entire story, see the Oct. 31 edition of The Central Virginian.