Administrator

Administrator

Functions

According to statute, the Town Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town, appointed by the Select Board. The Town Administrator is responsible for the daily management of town government. Subject to ratification by a majority vote of the Select Board, the Town Administrator appoints the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Public Works Director, Finance Director, Building Commissioner, Director of Emergency Management, and Animal Control Officer. In consultation with the department heads, the Town Administrator appoints all employees of such departments, except clerical and maintenance employees who will be appointed by said department heads.

Under the direction of the Select Board, 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 Select Board and provides them with facts and advice on matters of policy. The Town Administrator upholds and implements local government policies adopted by the Select Board.

Lastly, the Town Administrator keeps the community informed on local government affairs. The Town Administrator 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.

Other Staff Contacts
Name Title Email Address
Judith Lizardi Executive Assistant   jlizardi@norfolk.ma.us
Amanda Johanns Executive Assistant   ajohanns@norfolk.ma.us