Lanesborough town administrator announces his departure after less than a year
Aina de Lapparent Alvarez is reporting for The Berkshire Eagle Joshua Lang, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, town administrator, has decided to resign, after less than a year on the job. “God comes first and guides my marriage and how I raise my family,” he said. “Then family is very important to me and it is difficult being away from your loved ones. The decision I made was primarily due to the fact of wanting to be close to my wife,” he said. Lang married Makayla Zonfrilli last month. Zonfrilli worked part of this year as an administrative assistant for Lanesborough, but now lives in Pennsylvania, where she serves as a York County administrator. Her hiring during a closed-door session of the Lanesborough Select Board was controversial, leading officials to later admit they made a mistake interviewing her during an executive session. Zonfrilli was Lang's fiancé at the time she was hired. Lang, who was sworn in on December 15, 2021, has agreed to remain on the job until September 12, then work mostly from Pennsylvania until the town can find a successor. Lang said he will work remotely, coming to Lanesborough one week per month. Lang indicated he will remain on until the Select Board hires a new administrator and said he is hoping to continue working in the public sector. “My passion is public service. That’s my pathway in life, whether that’s government or local government,” he said. When he was hired, Lang was given a three-year contract at an annual salary of $80,000. Read more in The Berkshire Eagle.