GROVELAND – The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce the names of the finalists to be interviewed for the position of Town Administrator next week.
The finalists are:
- Christine Lindberg, Human Resources Director for the Town of Dracut. Lindberg has worked as Assistant to the Town Manager in the Town of Hamilton, and as Chief Aide to the Town Manager of Salisbury. She also has served three terms as a Select Board member in Middleton.
- James Ryan, Chief Aide to the Town Manager of Salisbury. He previously worked as a Budget and Finance Analyst for the Town of Wellesley.
The Board of Selectmen will interview the finalists on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Town Hall. Lindberg will be interviewed starting at 5:45 p.m., and Ryan will be interviewed starting at 6:45 p.m.
In May, Town Meeting authorized the Board of Selectmen to appoint a Town Administrator. The Administrator will be responsible for day-to-day town operations and financial matters, under the direction of the Board majority. Currently, operational duties are performed by the five selectmen; financial issues are managed by the Finance Director.
Town Meeting also approved the dissolution of the current Finance Director system, allowing Selectmen to reorganize municipal operations around a financial team led by the Town Administrator.
The Board of Selectmen appointed a Town Administrator Search Committee, which reviewed resumes from 18 applicants. The Search Committee was guided by Community Paradigm Associates of Plymouth, which specializes in municipal hiring.
The Search Committee interviewed four candidates, and voted to forward three names to the Board of Selectmen for public interviews. One of the three finalists withdrew from consideration.
The incoming Town Administrator will serve for a period of one year, and then may be appointed to recurring three-year terms.