Great Barrington: Volunteers sought for Town Manager Screening Committee


GREAT BARRINGTON — The Selectboard invites interested residents to apply to serve on the Town Manager Screening Committee.

"We look forward to having residents participate in the process of selecting Great Barrington's next town manager," said Stephen Bannon, chairman of the Selectboard. "It is important to us that residents are involved throughout the screening process."

The duties of the seven-member Screening Committee include reviewing resumes of applicants, selecting approximately six to nine semi-finalist candidates, interviewing those candidates, and selecting a total of three to five finalists to forward to the Selectboard for interviews.

It is anticipated that the Screening Committee members will need to attend a maximum of four meetings to fulfill their obligations in accordance with the town's Charter.

Once finalists' names are presented to the Selectboard, the Screening Committee will have completed its mission.


"Town Manager Screening Committee members will have a critical role in determining finalists for this important position," said Ed Abrahams, vice-chairman of the Selectboard. "We are pleased to be able to call upon residents' experience, knowledge and insight."

Great Barrington has hired the consulting firm Community Paradigm Associates to assist in the town manager search process. The consultant will guide and assist Screening Committee members in their efforts.

To apply, send a letter of interest and/or resume via email to

To mail or drop off an application, send a cover letter and/or resume to Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; Attn: Helen Kuziemko, Selectboard Office, Town Manager Screening Committee Application.

Application deadline is noon Monday, Dec. 31.

Information: Selectboard office at 413-528-1619, ext. 2.


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