Tuesday - October 27, 2020
9:00 am – 10:00 am

On Oct. 27, the Massachusetts Select Board Association will host a free virtual training covering best practices in hiring a town manager, one of the most important jobs for select boards across the state.

The session, to be held from 9 to 10 a.m., will equip select board members with the knowledge and tools needed to develop a successful and professional process for hiring the right town manager or administrator for their communities. The training will cover important topics like setting a salary range, contract negotiation, use of recruiters, and potential biases that may arise in the hiring process. Speakers will also discuss resources that are available to select boards to assist in this process.

Speakers will include:

• Danvers Town Manager Steve Bartha, second vice president of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association
• Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson, president of the Management Association
• Norwell Selectman Ellen Allen, second vice president of the MSA and immediate past president of the MMA
• Attorney John Clifford, a partner at Clifford & Kenny, LLP

The webinar is free, but advance registration is required.

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols at inichols@mma.org
Massachusetts Select Board Association