The candidate selected to become Marblehead's new recreation supervisor has reconsidered acceptance of the post and will stay as Hamilton-Wenham's recreation director.
Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons told his local Patch this week that he did not feel 100 percent committed to the Marblehead position and was going to stay put.
Timmons was selected to succeed James Sullivan, who left Marblehead at the end of the summer for a job in Winchester, closer to home.
Marblehead Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren said on Wednesday that the Marblehead Recreation and Parks Commisison had narrowed its field of candidates to three before the town offered the job to Timmons.
During the selection process, qualified candidates were to interview with Marblehead Recreation Superintendent Brendan Egan, the superintendent said prior to those interviews.
The town administrator said all three candidates were very capable and the recreation panel will decide how to proceed from here.
Patch reporter Bobby Gates contributed to this report.