Commissioners





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(From Left to Right: Commissioner Peter H. Collins of Milton, Chairman Joseph P. Shea of Quincy, and Commissioners Richard R. Staiti of Canton)

Commissioner Peter H. Collins 
Commissioner Collins is the Dean of the County Commission. A lifelong resident of Milton Massachusetts where he resides with his wife and two sons.

Commissioner Collins is the Owner of the Law office of Collins & Collins a four attorney private practice of law in Quincy which almost exclusively concentrates on Workers Compensation Law, including presentation of cases at the Department of Industrial Accidents, attending Conciliations, Conferences, Hearings, Medical Depositions, Review Board Hearings and appearances at Superior Court and the Appeals Court. His practice includes representing Insured Workers, Insurers, and Self Insurers in Workers Compensation cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has practiced law in his office  in Quincy for the last 36 years. 

Commissioner Collins has been  a member of the: Massachusetts Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association, Quincy Bar Association and the Workers' Compensation Bar Association. He serves as the president of the Massachusetts Association of County Commissioners, is a trustee of Norfolk County Agricultural School and a former Trustee of the Massachusetts Raspatory Hospital. 
Commissioner Collins is a graduate of Boston College High School, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Suffolk University Law School. His wife is a dental hygienist who has worked in Quincy and Sharon for over 25 years and his two boys are being educated in the Milton Public Schools. 


Commissioner Richard R. Staiti

Commissioner Staiti is a lifelong resident of Canton Massachusetts and Norfolk County.  

After growing up in Canton and graduating from Stonehill College,  Commissioner Staiti returned home  and became a science  teacher as well as the first athletic trainer for the Canton High School athletic program. Commissioner Staiti finished his extensive teaching career serving as the Science/Technology Director in the Canton Public Schools.

While raising his family in Canton , Commissioner Staiti served two years as a Library Trustee,  nine years as a member of the Canton Selectboard, and over twenty years as Canton  Town Moderator.  In addition Commissioner Staiti  served over thirty years as the Norfolk County Advisory Board Member for Canton, a position he left when elected to the County Commission in November of 2020. Commissioner   Staiti is a dedicated leader and volunteer of many civic and charitable groups including Canton Association of Business / James F Salah Foundation, Knights of Columbus Council # 2095.

Commissioner Staiti holds a Bachelor of Science from Stonehill College, a Masters of Education  Administration from Bridgewater State University and  Juris Doctor from Suffolk University.

Throughout his career in education, law and politics Commissioner Staiti has been an active  member of a number of past and present civic and municipal associations including:

  • Massachusetts  Moderators Association
  • Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • Massachusetts Teacher Association- Retired
  • National Education Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member of Canton Democrat Committee, Past Chair
  • Past Chair, Norfolk County Advisory Board
  • Past Chair, Canton Selectboard