BREWSTER – The Brewster Select Board unanimously voted July 6 to appoint Mark Forest of Yarmouth as the town’s interim town administrator. A contract will be negotiated with Mr. Forest over the next week and will be proposed to the Select Board for consideration at their July 16 meeting. The interim position will be part-time.
Mr. Forest began his career as Provincetown town manager. Later, as a Congressional chief of staff and district director, he supervised congressional staffs and directed work to serve constituents. His efforts included securing funding for public works and environmental projects on Cape Cod. Mr. Forest also served in the White House Office of Scheduling and Advance.
Mr. Forest has earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a masters in public management. He has taught government at Cape Cod Community College and organizational management at Suffolk University.
Mr. Forest currently serves as a Yarmouth selectman, and is chair of the board of directors of the Cape Cod Conservation District and the Housing Assistance Corporation. He is a principal of the Delahunt Group, a firm that provides guidance to municipal and public bodies on how to secure funding for environmental, public works, and economic development projects. He and his family reside in Yarmouth.
Former Brewster town administrator Michael Embury resigned in June. Susan Broderick currently serves as acting town administrator. A search for a full-time town administrator will begin shortly.