Photo: Glen Castro, Belmont Town Accountant
We don’t known what route Belmont Town Accountant Glen Castro will be taking when he “makes that California trip” next month, just that it will be permanent as Castro submitted his resignation to the town effective Jan. 5, according to Town Administrator Patrice Garvin.
Castro’s departure – he is returning to “The Golden State” where he grew up – comes as the town continues to seek to fill important posts such as the director and assistant director at the Human Resources Department, several mid-level management positions and a reported deficit of 10 employees at the Department of Public Works.
As with Castro, the worker gaps in town departments are due in part the social trend The Great Resignation which has impacted industries, businesses and governments since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Castro was named Belmont’s full-time town accountant by the Select Board in July 2021 after being the town’s acting accountant since Oct. 2020. Castro first came to the Town Administrator’s office in 2010 as a budget analyst, a position he held for eight years before transitioning to the town’s budget director in 2018.