The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to function as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Town, responsible for the proper administration of all the departments of Town government. The Town Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen.

The Town Administrator carries out policy decisions of the Board of Selectmen, and oversees all property owned by the Town. The Administrator keeps the Board of Selectmen informed of the Town’s needs and ongoing conditions, makes reports as may be required by law, requested by the Board of Selectmen, or judged necessary by the Administrator.

The Town Administrator takes part in all discussions that come before the Board of Selectmen, but acts in a non-voting advisory capacity.

As Chief Executive for the Town, the Town Administrator is the responsible supervisor for all department heads.

On an annual basis, the Town Administrator provides to the Board of Selectmen a proposed operating budget, and coordinates the formulation of the Capital Improvement Plan. These documents outline the immediate and longer range financial and project plans for the Town.



Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Dr. Dean Shankle, Jr Town Administrator (603) 673-6041 ext. 209
Jennifer Stover Executive Assistant/ HR/ Welfare Officer (603) 673-6041 ext. 210