Office of the Town Administrator

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Town Administrator - Timothy S. Higgins

Appointed by the Select Board, the Town Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer of the community. The Town Administrator supports and advises the select board and, on occasion, other boards and committees in matters of policy formulation. As the senior member of the town’s professional staff, the town administrator leads and facilitates the work of the town’s operating agencies to ensure effective and efficient delivery of town services.

The Town Administrator’s primary duties include: administrating the daily affairs of town government; recruiting and recommending the appointment of non-school town staff; supervising and developing town staff; coordinating intra-governmental and intergovernmental affairs; drafting a financial plan and budget for the select board’s component of the town budget; collaborating with the Finance Committee, Select Board, and Finance Director to develop the town’s overall financial plan and budget; overseeing the town’s personnel function, including collective bargaining; contracting for goods and services; and preparing the annual town report and the town meeting warrant.

Assistant Town Administrator - Daniel Pereira

The Assistant Town Administrator is a key member of the town’s administrative team, managing the insurance, personnel, and purchasing functions; coordinating the process of town meetings; and day-to-day oversight of several town departments.

Administrative Assistant - Peggy Elder

The select board’s administrative assistant coordinates the select board’s agendas, minutes, and correspondence, and serves as the senior member of the town office support staff.