Town Manager, Town of Winthrop, Massachusetts
Austin Faison is currently the Town Manager of Winthrop, Massachusetts, where he oversees municipal operations, a $66 million annual budget, and 150 town employees in this seaside community of 18,000 people north of Boston. Before taking on this role in Winthrop in 2018, Austin was the Assistant Town Administrator in Brookline, Massachusetts from 2015-2018, and before that he spent a year as the Deputy Director of Traffic and Parking in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. His first position in the public sector was in the Mayor’s Office in Somerville where he served for two years as an Analyst for SomerStat (Data Analytics Office).
Austin’s background in politics and public policy continues to grow throughout his professional career, as does his passion for local government and dedication to Boston at large. Austin holds a bachelor’s in political science from Bates College and a Master of Public Administration from Northeastern University (2011). He currently lives in Holliston, MA with his wife Nneka and their two children, Zoe and Cassius.