Committee Members Needed in Wayland Town Administrator Search

To apply, email selectmen@wayland.ma.us.

Wayland Town Building
Wayland Town Building
The Board of Selectmen and Personnel Board is seeking candidates to serve on a search committee for a new town administrator. 

The committee will work with Municipal Resources Inc., the town's consultant in the search for a new administrator, according to a press release from the selectmen's office. 
Whoever is picked as the new administrator will replace Fred Turkington, whom selectmen abruptly fired in August. 

Specifically, the town is seeking three residents to serve on the 7-member committee. The resident members will be tasked with assessing character, style and skills for each administrator candidate. 

To apply, email  selectmen@wayland.ma.us by Jan. 23. Selectmen plan to appoint the committee members at its Jan. 27 meeting.     

Also, one representative each from the School Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Public Works and Personnel Board, according to the release. 

"The underlying concept is that Wayland has a unique 'personality' shaped by the values, attitudes, and expectations of the citizens who reside in Wayland.  This is especially important because of the active 'participatory' role citizens play in the governance of Wayland," the press release reads.


NOTE: This portion of the story comes from the press release.

·         The Selectmen will seek the opinions of residents regarding the next Town Administrator.  Among the venues for comment will be time set aside at upcoming Selectmen meetings for public input.  Designees should plan to attend a session so that they hear the public’s comments first hand.

·         Approximately 12 applicant packets will be forwarded to Selection Committee members in advance.  They will need to thoroughly review the information in advance.

·         A pre-interview meeting, probably one evening, will be with MRI for the purpose of selecting the semi-finalists.

·         One full day, most likely a work day, will be devoted to interviewing the semi-finalists. It is possible this all-day session may be on a weekend to assure active participation by all Committee members




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