Search for Londonderry Town Manager Continues

The search for a new Town Manager continues. The Town Council had whittled down the candidates in its latest search to four applicants, but since then one dropped out, according to Acting Town Manager William Hart, who is also Londonderry Police Chief.

“Two out of the remaining three candidates have been interviewed and an interview with the remaining candidate will take place this week,” Hart said Monday. “When that happens and all the interviews are finished, the council will decide if one candidate sticks out.

If there is one, then a second interview with that person will take place, and if the council is still interested in that candidate, then appropriate background checks will commence, and if that goes well, an offer will be made and an announcement will be made at the next scheduled Town Council meeting,” Hart said.
The Council had chosen a candidate in an earlier search but in February that candidate took a job in Ashland, Mass., prompting another round of searching.

The previous town manager, David Caron, left July 20, 2012. Two other town positions are currently unfilled, the elected post of Town Clerk/Tax Collector, held by Marguerite “Meg” Seymour, who announced her resignation early last week and whose last day of work will be June 28, and Elderly Affairs Director, empty since the May 3 departure of Stacy Thrall.

Hart said Deputy Town Clerk Kathleen Donnelly will take over the Town Clerk/Tax Collector duties for 30 days until the Town Council can appoint Seymour’s replacement. That replacement will hold the office until the March 2014 election to fill the seat. Regarding the elderly affairs post, Hart said the town is pursuing hiring for the position. Applications closed earlier this month.

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