Morristown, Vermont (pop. 5,500), has recently adopted the manager form of government. With unanimous support from the Selectboard, and voter approval by a two to one margin, the community is eager for professional municipal management. To this end, the town seeks an experienced Town Manager with a collaborative, engaging style, deep knowledge of local government, and the ability to build consensus across the community.
Morristown is a regional center of commerce for Lamoille County – one of Vermont’s fastest growing regions. The town is anchored by Morrisville, a vibrant village focused on commerce, food, the arts, and community. Ideally located between the Green and Worcester mountain ranges, and surrounded by hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and skiing, Morristown’s population and housing growth is on a strong upward trend.
The Manager will serve as the Chief Administrative Officer and oversee daily operations of the town, while leading an accomplished team of department heads. With broad responsibility for all town functions, the Manager is ultimately responsible for the following core areas: personnel management, financial management, project management, and communications. The town has combined budgets of $9.2 million across multiple funds and 50 full-time employees. Employees are represented by three unions (police, highway, and general/EMS).
The anticipated starting salary is between $120,000 and $135,000, depending on qualifications and experience. A recruitment brochure and job description are available at www.morristownvt.gov under “latest news.” Dominic Cloud is the recruiter and he can be reached at 802-309-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Mr. Cloud. Resume review will begin on Feb. 19.