Friday, December 14, 2012

Thanks to Tony Accardi for 18 years of service

Yesterday was Assistant Register of Deeds Tony Accardi's last day on the job.  Today he begins his well-earned retirement and all the employees here at the registry of deeds and me, especially, wish him well in his future endeavors.  Tony wrote a very thoughtful and poignant post yesterday, his last as Assistant Register (hopefully he'll submit a guest post or two in the years to come) which is must-reading if you missed it.

      Tony and I arrived here together back on January 5, 1995.  During his 18 years as Assistant Register, he provided critical leadership in the implementation of many new initiatives including: The installation of a new land records management computer system; The digitization of more than 10 million pages of land records from the year 1629 to the present, all of which are freely available on the registry’s website; The first-in-Massachusetts electronic document recording system which now accounts for 40% of the daily recordings at the registry of deeds; Extensive preparations for Y2K; The creation of a Customer Service Section; and numerous physical renovations that have allowed the registry to operate more efficiently and to better serve the public.  Simply put, there was not an idea or a project undertaken here in which Tony did not play a major role.  He will be greatly missed by all of us.

1 comment:

Edward H. Adamsky, Esq. said...

I really enjoyed Tony's contributions to the blog. I will miss him.