New member joins Wareham Housing Authority

Nov 9, 2020

The Wareham Housing Authority gained a new member when Theodore Hatch was sworn in at Town Hall at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.

Town Clerk Michele Bissonnette performed the swearing in ceremony. State Representative Susan Williams Gifford and Bob Powilatis, chairman of the Wareham Housing Authority, were also present at the swearing in ceremony.

Hatch was appointed to the Housing Authority by Governor Charlie Baker. Hatch is a Wareham High School graduate with a background of military service. He worked at the Wareham Fire Department and retired as a lieutenant. Hatch also worked in the Massachusetts Department of Correction and retired as a sergeant.

Hatch said he had researched the history of the Housing Authority in Massachusetts and was excited to become part of Wareham’s Housing Authority. 

“I have done my diligence, we’re going to continue on, and we’re going to do a great job for this community,” Hatch said, before thanking everyone in attendance.

Powilatis congratulated Hatch on his appointment.

“He’s a man of integrity, community service, and in this week of Veterans Day, he does a lot with the veterans in the community,” Powilatis said. “He’s a man that gets things done.”