Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Steven T. Hartford, who was the Special Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named Director of Policy for the Office of the Governor.
"Steve has been a great addition to my staff. He is a proven leader, and I have the utmost confidence in him," Governor Chafee said. The post was previously held by Kelly Mahoney, who has taken a job with the gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell.
Steven T. Hartford, a graduate of Fairfield University, received his J.D., cum laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to taking over the duties of Westerly's Town Manager from 2009-2013, he was the town solicitor, 1996-98, 2000-02 and 2004-09. He served as Board Chairman of the federal Wyatt Detention Facility between 2011 and 2013. He has volunteered his time to community service as a member of various Boards including the Westerly Education Endowment Fund, Greater Westerly/Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce, Westerly Adult Day Care Center and Westerly Hospital Parent Company.