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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hartford Town Manager Selection Committee Charge

Hartford Town Manager Selection Committee Charge

Ratified 5/5/20


The Hartford Town Manager Selection Committee (HTMSC) will serve for the purpose of guiding the Town through the selection process of Hartford’s next Town Manager. 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.

Committee Member Selection Process

Interested members should apply as soon as possible and not later than 12:00 PM Thursday, May 21st. Interested members should also endeavor to be present for a brief interview at the May 26th, Selectboard Meeting via 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 May 26th. 

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 and investigate applications
  • respond to applicants
  • check references
  • conduct interviews
  • additional elements as needed.

These activities will be distributed between the committee and selected recruiting firm.

  1. To recommend two to four applicants to the Selectboard.
  2. To communicate with the Town and Press about the selection process as needed.

As with all Hartford Committees, 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.

Send Application to: or mail: 171 Bridge Street, WRJ, VT 05001

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