Town Manager

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Duties of the Town Manager

  • The town manager shall be the chief executive officer of the town.
  • The town manager shall be responsible to the board of selectmen for the effective management of all town affairs placed in the town manager's charge by this act, the board of selectmen or vote of the town meeting.
  • The town manager shall be responsible for the implementation of town policies established by the board of selectmen.

The Town Manager Act

Organizational Charts


The town prides itself on its outstanding services it provides to its residents and business owners. If you have any suggestions or problems relating to the town or services, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate town department.

Ask the Town Manager

Ask the Town Manager a question by sending an email message to: [email protected]

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Joseph Colangelo Town Manager 781-826-5000 ext 1084
Ann Lee Assistant Town Manager/HR Director 781-826-5000 ext 1033
Janet Tierney Executive Assistant / Licensing Coordinator 781-826-5000 ext 1032
Stephen Ryerson Communications, Information, and Media Director 781-826-5000 ext 1050