Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Board will interview the candidates in a special meeting at 6 p.m next Monday.
After months of searching the New Town Administrator Search Committee has come up with three candidates to be considered by the Board of Selectmen. On Monday night search committee chair Brad Bond and Burlington Human Resources Director Joanne Faust presented the list of the finalists to the Board of Selectmen. In total, they said, the committee interviewed seven candidates selected by the Edwards J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, a public entity based at UMass Boston hired by the town to conduct the new town administrator search. Current Town Administrator Robert Mercier is set to retire on June 1, following the passing of the FY'13 budget. "Thanks to Collins Center and to Joanne Faust for helping us through all this," Bond …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A very warm day, a chance to support MADD with dinner and a Hunger Games trivia event.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
The committee leaders gave the Board of Selectmen an update on the search at Monday night's meeting.
Brad Bond, chair of the Town Administrator Search Committee and Burlington Human Resources Director Joanne Faust presented an update of the search at Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting. Bond said the Edwards J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, a public entity based at UMass Boston hired by the town to conduct the new town administrator search received a total of 22 applicants in the nation-wide search. Originally the board, in meetings with the Collins Center, had expected that between 40 to 50 applicants to apply. Bond said the high standards laid out by the board may have scared off less-qualified applicants. "You set the bar pretty high with a fairly stringent set of requirements," Bond told the board members. Bond said…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The committee interviewed current Town Administrator Robert Mercier and Selectmen Chair Walter Zenkin on desired candidate attributes.
The newly-formed Town Administrator Search Committee, tasked with helping to vet candidates to replace retiring Town Administrator Robert Mercier, met yesterday to discuss requirements for candidates and set a schedule to use moving forward. Mercier is set to retire on June 1, following the passing of the FY'13 budget. The committee was formed by the Board of Selectmen last month to work with the Edwards J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, a public entity based at UMass Boston hired by the town to conduct the new town administrator search. Five members were appointed from various town positions and two additional members, along with one alternate member, were chosen among interested residents. The members of the committee are: …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Bring in or email your letters of interest to the Board of Selectmen's office in Town Hall by 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen is seeking interested residents who are registered voters in the community to serve as a volunteer on the Preliminary Screening Search Committee (2-3 members) for the next Town Administrator. The deadline to get letters of interest to the Selectmen office at Town Hall is 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. The search is to find a replacement for current Town Administrator Robert Mercier who announced his retirement in October. Residents who have no current or past affiliation with elected or appointed officials in the community and can offer an independent voice to the process as well as expertise in various disciplines related to this position are welcome to submit a letter of interest with a brief resume …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
After a thorough discussion the Burlington Board of Selectmen chose the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen interviewed representatives of the two finalist municipal search companies and made a decision following some lengthy discussion to hire a company to assist in the town's new town administrator search. The board voted to hire the Edwards J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, a public entity based at UMass Boston. The other finalist was the Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith, NH. The Edwards J. Collins bid was for $14,500 and the Municipal Resources Inc. bid was $12,400, according to Joanne Faust, Burlington's Director of Human Resources. The board had previously allotted $20,000 to hire a company to help with the search. Price alone was not the determining factor for which company to hire. The …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Town of Burlington is looking for three residents who do not work for the town and have never held political office to help find the next Burlington Town Administrator.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen furthered the ongoing process to find a new Town Administrator during the meeting on Monday, Dec. 12. The search began following current Town Administrator Robert Mercier's announcement last October that he will retire at the end of May of next year. To find a qualified replacement, the board has set up a series of search measures. The first is that the town will hire a professional search company to help vet candidates. The second, discussed at length during this meeting, is to create a committee of residents to help in coming up with desirable requirements, interviewing potential candidates and making recommendations for the board's final consideration. Mercier said he believes inviting members of the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Burlington Board of Selectmen held a special meeting last night to discuss how to go about replace Town Administrator Robert Mercer.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen met last night to discuss the procedure of replacing Town Administrator Robert Mercier, who last month announced his retirment. Mercier said his retirement will go into effect at the end of May, 2012. During the meeting the board discussed how to handle the search and vetting process, the requirements members would like to set for candidates and set a general timeline of the process. The first thing up for discussion was how to conduct the search process and who would handle the initial vetting and interviews of candidates. The four proposed methods, worked out in advance with Burlington's Human Resource Director Joanne Faust, were to 1) a local screening committee of 7-9 members, 2) using an outside …