Brian J. Martin
|Brian J. Martin|
|City Manager of Lowell, Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Richard Johnson|
|Succeeded by||John F. Cox|
|76th Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||M. Brendan Fleming|
|Succeeded by||Robert B. Kennedy|
Brian J. Martin is an American education and political figure who currently serves as Headmaster of Lowell High School in Lowell, Massachusetts He previously served as Lowell's Mayor and City Manager.
Martin attended Lowell High School, where he was a star baseball player. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a member of the UMass Minutemen baseball team. After graduating, Martin worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator at Greater Lowell Technical High School.
City councilor and mayor
In 1981, Martin was elected to the Lowell City Council. In 1983 he was chosen by his fellow councilors to serve as Mayor of Lowell, a strictly ceremonial role as the city is administrated by a professional city manager. At the age of 33, he was the youngest mayor in the city's history.
Martin remained on the city council until 1988, when he stepped down to become assistant city manager of Lowell. He was a contender for the city manager's job in 1991 when James Campbell stepped down, but Taunton Mayor Richard Johnson was chosen instead. He remained assistant city manager under Johnson and in 1995 succeeded him as city manager. In 2000, Martin left the city manager's post to work in the private sector.
In 2003, Martin was named interim president and general manager of the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. At the end of the 2004-05 AHL season, he left the Lock Monsters to become athletic director at Lowell High School. In November 2007 he left LHS to work for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. He worked in her Lowell office as District Director and Senior Advisor on Economic Development. In 2013 Martin was named Headmaster of Lowell High School.
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- "Tsongas Staff Contacts". Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- Favot, Sarah (April 4, 2013). "Lowell High alumnus new headmaster". Lowell High School. Retrieved August 11, 2013.