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Town Of Brookline To Begin Public Search Process To Identify Next Town Administrator

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Chair Heather Hamilton and the Select Board announce they have begun the process to identify Brookline’s next Town Administrator.

Community Paradigm Associates has been retained by the board to lead the search process, which will draw upon the expertise and insight of a community screening panel and the community at-large.

The panel consists of Giselle Ferro Puigbo of the Brookline Community Foundation, School Committee Member Andy Liu, Advisory Committee members Donelle O’Neal, Sr. and Dennis Doughty, Public Works Commissioner Erin Gallentine, Town Meeting Member and Zero Emissions Advisory Board Chair Jesse Gray, and former Select Board Chair Ken Goldstein.

“The work of identifying our next Town Administrator will be an inclusive and thorough process that gives all of our community members a voice,” Hamilton said. “I am confident this deliberative effort will result in identifying the individual who is best suited for the role and who will support the town’s myriad initiatives and goals for the future.”

Work on the search process will begin with surveys for the community and town employees. Residents and town stakeholders are encouraged and invited to complete the survey between now and April 22, 2022.

Following the completion of the survey, Community Paradigm Associates will conduct two listening sessions that will be open to the public in order to further develop stakeholder feedback.

The job will officially be posted in April, with interviews taking place through the spring ahead of an anticipated offer to the chosen candidate by July.

Current Town Administrator Mel Kleckner has elected not to seek a renewal of his contract upon its expiration in September. He will continue to serve as the town’s chief executive, including supporting the transition of his successor, before departing upon the expiration of his contract.