Town Administrator

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Jack Hathaway
Town Administrator
Marian Harrington
Executive Assistant
One Liberty Lane
Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm 205 (Town Administrator Suite)
Norfolk, MA 02056
Monday thru Thursday
8 AM — 5 PM
Friday: Closed


The Board of Selectmen have scheduled a Special Town Meeting for December 5, 2017, 7 PM at the Freeman-Kennedy School Cafeteria.

An open discussion of the warrant will be held at the Norfolk Public Library at 7 PM on November 29th in the Community Room.


According to statute, the Town Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town, appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Town Administrator is responsible for the the daily management of town government. He recommends appointments to the Board of Selectmen for the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Finance Director, Building Commissioner, DPW Director, COA Director, Facilities Manager, Human Resource Director, Technology Director and Director of Emergency Management.

Under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator is responsible for good management by all public employees appointed by the Board and their respective departments. 

The Town Administrator develops policy proposals for the Selectmen and provides them with facts and advice on matters of policy. He upholds and implements local government policies adopted by the Board of Selectmen.

Lastly, the Town Administrator keeps the community informed on local government affairs. He encourages communication between the citizens and all local government officers; emphasizes friendly and courteous service to the public and seeks to improve the quality and image of public service.