Town Manager

Description of Services: 

The Town Manager's authority and responsibilities are established in the Selectmen-Town Manager Act of 1968.

The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to:

  • oversee the daily operations of the Town
  • advise and administer the policies and procedures of the Board
  • enforce Town by-laws and actions passed at Town Meeting

The Town Manager submits to the Board of Selectmen:

  • a proposed annual budget that includes revenue, expenditure, and tax rate projections for the upcoming fiscal year
  • a Capital Budget and a five-year Capital Improvement Program

The Finance Department has primary staff responsibility for budget preparation. The Town Manager's staff provide budget support and prepare presentations for Town Meeting.

The Town Manager and staff provide:

  • oversight for all general government departments
  • town-wide staff training and professional development
  • special projects and website management
  • implementation for all decisions of Board of Selectmen and votes of Town Meeting
  • support to various Town committees
  • information, materials, and technical assistance to the public

The Town Manager:

  • appoints new employees
  • determines employee compensation
  • negotiates all contracts with the Town's unions and associations

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
James J. Malloy Town Manager 781-698-4540
Kelly Axtell Assistant Town Manager 781-698-4541
Carol Kowalski Assistant Town Manager for Development 781-698-4561
Carolyn Kosnoff Assistant Town Manager for Finance 781-698-4622
Anne Graglia-Kostos Human Resources Director 781-698-4591
Rajon Hudson Management Fellow 781-698-4543
Cathy Severance Office Manager / Events Coord. 781-698-4544
Tina M. Porto Human Resources Associate 781-698-4593
Sylvia Chen Benefits Coordinator 781-698-4592