Town Manager

Mission Statement

The Select Board and Town Manager provide executive leadership for the Town of Chatham. Together, we pursue collaborative processes, ethical, and professional procedures to insure that Town resources are directed to providing the best services possible to protect public safety, public assets, and special quality of life in Chatham. This office supports the Board and the Town Manager as they work toward this mission.


The Town Manager is appointed by the Select Board and is responsible for the overall operation of the community and management of all Town departments, under the provisions of the Town Charter. The Town Manager is the appointing and contracting authority for all departments except the library and schools and is responsible for overseeing all budgetary, financial, and personnel administration activities of the Town. This includes:

  • Appointing All Staff and Setting Compensation
  • Formulating and Implementing Personnel Policies
  • Negotiating All Contracts with the Town's Union Employees
  • Preparing the Annual Budget

Administrative Staff

The administrative staff in the office serves as a liaison between the public and the Select Board, handles all telephone calls, visitors, and correspondence directed to the office and maintains all records of Select Board meetings. The office staff prepares the warrants for all annual and special Town Meetings, election notices for all elections, and coordinates the Town’s Annual Report. They maintain records of all committee and board appointments and resignations, and process licensing applications for approval by the Select Board.

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