Town Manager

Jodi Ross, Eric Heideman, and Samantha GrayJodi Ross, Town Manager, Eric Heideman, Assistant Town Manager, Samantha Gray, Project/Procurement Specialist

Mission Statement


The town manager's office is committed to being responsive, ethical, and transparent while providing quality, innovative and effective service to all town departments, federal and state agencies, the business community, and our residents at large. We foster and promote effective working relationships with all town employees, boards, committees, and commissions. We are committed to annually presenting a fiscally responsible operating budget that accomplishes the goals of the Select Board.

Function of the Town Manager


The Town Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the town, shall act as the agent for the select board and shall be responsible to said board for the proper operation of town affairs for which the town manager is given responsibility under this act. The town manager, under the policy direction of the select board, shall supervise, direct and be responsible for the efficient administration of all officers appointed by the town manager and their respective departments and of all functions for which the town manager is given responsibility, authority or control by this act, by by-law, by other town meeting vote, or by vote of the select board. The town manager shall have the power to delegate, authorize or direct any subordinate or employee of the town to exercise any power, duty or responsibility which the office of town manager is authorized to exercise under this act. All actions that are performed under such delegation shall be deemed to be the actions of the town manager.

To view the Town Charter in entirety, you may visit the following link: Town Charter
  1. Town Manager's Newsletter for May 2021

    The Town Manager's Newsletter for May 2021 is now available Read on...
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  3. May 12th Launch of Emergency Broadband Benefit

  4. New Vaccine Options for residents

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  7. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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  10. Memorial Day 2021

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