Maynard Human Resources Manager Stephanie Duggan

Maynard Human Resources Manager Stephanie Duggan is the first recipient of the Rocco Longo Memorial Scholarship, established by the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association in 2021 in honor of longtime town manager Rocco Longo.

The scholarship, offered twice a year, covers full tuition for the MMA-Suffolk Municipal Finance Seminar. Longo was one of the founders of the finance program, which provides an overview of Massachusetts municipal finance, including the operational aspects of finance structure, systems and processes in Massachusetts cities and towns.

Longo is remembered by his peers as generous with his time and knowledge. He reached out to everyone he met and built lasting relationships with fellow managers across the state and country.

Duggan has worked in Maynard for 13 years, beginning as the executive assistant to the town administrator. She completed the MMA-Suffolk Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management program as well.

The Longo Scholarship will be offered again later in the year. Any student admitted to the MMA-Suffolk finance program is eligible to apply for the scholarship. A notice will be posted on and in The Beacon when the application is available.

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