Rick Reed and Keith Bergman

In partnership with the International City/County Management Association, the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association has launched a Senior Advisor Program to help town managers in the state.

The program has kicked off in Massachusetts with two long-time managers: Keith Bergman, who served as town manager in Provincetown for 17 years and retired last year from the town of Littleton after 11 years as town administrator, and Rick Reed, who retired from the town of Bedford in 2018 after 30 years as the town manager. Both are ICMA lifetime members and retired members of the MMMA.

Senior advisors are volunteers available to talk with members about a number of issues, including operations questions, career development, response to local charter changes, working with the select board or council, and resources available on all of these issues.

“The Senior Advisor Program provides a tremendous resource to MMMA members seeking guidance and support on a wide range of municipal issues,” said MMMA President and Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson. “Keith and Rick each have a wealth of experience as municipal managers, which will be beneficial to both seasoned and newly appointed town managers/administrators and assistants.”

The ICMA created the Senior Advisor Program in 1974 to make available to its members the counsel, experience and support of respected, retired managers.

Bergman and Reed will be reaching out to members in the coming months, and are available by email at keith@kbergman.com and rreedtm1@gmail.com.

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