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Posted on: July 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Town Manager Selection Committee Charge

Terms: The committee will be disbanded as soon as a job offer, made by the Selectboard, is accepted by the intended applicant.


The HTMSC will consist of seven voting members. The seven voting members appointed from the residents of Hartford. All members will have equal voice and vote in matters that come before the committee. The HTMSC will elect its Chair, Vice-Chair and Clerk at its first meeting.

Selection Process

Interested members should apply as soon as possible and not later than 12:00 PM Monday, July 16th. Interested members should also endeavor to be present for a brief interview at the July 17th, Selectboard Meeting in the Hartford Town Hall at 6:00 PM. Members unable to be present at this time may also apply and may be admitted onto the Committee at the discretion of the Selectboard. After the interviews, applicants will be discussed by the Selectboard in executive session, and a motion will be made to constitute the Committee at the same meeting on July 17th. 

Committee Charge

  1. To guide the selection process for Hartford’s Next Town Manager in accordance with the attached Town Manager Selection Process Guidelines as ratified by the Selectboard.
  2. To work with a professional recruiting firm who will carry out the search.
  3. Search activities will include:

publicize position opening, job description, timeline, selection criteria, etc.

solicit citizen input on direction and managerial characteristics

review an d investigate applications

respond to applicants

check references

conduct interviews

additional elements as needed.

or see that these functions are carried out by the selected recruiting firm.

  1. To recommend three to five applicants to the Selectboard.
  2. To communicate with the Town and Press about Selection Process as needed.

As with all Hartford Subcommittees, the Hartford Town Manager Selection Committee must operate in accordance with the Statutes of the State of Vermont and the Ordinances and Policies of the Town of Hartford. In particular, all meetings will be warned and open to the public and the minutes of these meetings will be recorded and posted in accordance with Vermont’s Open Meeting Law.

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