H 3486 looks good to go.
There have been a lot of readings of the bill and much testimony given on both sides. But reports from Rep. Garret Bradley’s office are that it has been engrossed by the House with no add-ons and has been sent to the Senate for a final vote.
It is expected to be signed by Governor Deval Patrick in the very near future. This means Cohasset candidates serving in appointed offices will be eligible to apply for the position. Former Selectmen will have to separated from their selectman office for 15 months in order to be eligible to apply.
The Collins Center at UMass Boston is handling all matters of the search and interview process and in early November will offer the selectmen five qualified candidates to peruse.
Selectmen have set these qualifications for the position:
● Comfortable working with and managing an organization
in a political context often characterized by vigorous
debate among well-informed citizens who are active in
local decision-making processes. Key decisions made by
the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting are sometimes
● In possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least seven
years of experience as a Town or City Manager or other
executive position that oversees the operations of a
complex multi-function public entity governed by an
elected policy body that makes decisions in public. The
service of a person who has served as an Assistant Town
or City Manager in a complex environment will be counted
toward the seven-year requirement.
● Possess a track record of professional behavior consistent
with the ethical tenets of the International City
Management Association, including the ICMA standard
of absolute non-participation in political activities of any
kind. Obtaining or continuing membership in the ICMA
will be a condition of appointment.
Read the Collins’ Center Town Manager Profile :Cohasset-Profile
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