Monday, April 25, 2016

Town Manager Search: Finalist Interview Schedules and Call for Community Input

from Select Board Member and Chair, Alisa Brewer:

Join us in selecting the sixth Town Manager of Amherst!

Each Town Manager finalist will spend an entire day in Amherst, beginning Monday 04-25-16:

Maria E. Capriola, Mansfield CT Assistant Town Manager, interview day Monday 04-25-16


William J. Fraser, Montpelier VT City Manager, interview day Tuesday 04-26-16


Paul Bockelman, Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Director of Administration and Finance, interview day Wednesday 04-27-16

10:30 am: Attend a very brief Q & A focused on senior citizens in the Bangs Center at 10:30 am

3:00 pm:  Participate in a Community Q & A in the Town Room at 3:00 pm

6:00 pm: Watch Amherst Media's live coverage of the formal interview by the Select Board

The Select Board encourages our entire community to consider what characteristics, skills, and experiences they hope for in our new Town Manager, and to continue to provide that input via email to  Written comments will be accepted through the end of business on Friday April 29, 2016.  

Please see attached Press Release and Interview Schedule.  All materials, including finalist resumes, are available online at the Town Manager Search 2015-2016 section of the Select Board page of the Town website or

Thank you for spreading the word!

Take care,


~Alisa V. Brewer

member, Amherst Select Board 2007-, chair 2015-

member, Amherst & Amherst-Regional School Committees, 2002-2007

member, Amherst Representative Town Meeting, 1999-

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