Community outreach forum for Acton's next Town Manager

The Town Manager of Acton will be retiring this June and a committee has been formed to find his replacement. The committee will be holding a community forum to gather input and feedback from residents about the issues facing the town and what Actonians would like to see in a new town manager.

The meeting will be held at town hall on Thursday, October 26, starting at 7 pm. If you are unable to make the meeting, you can email the committee your thoughts and comments.

The committee will run the initial screening of applications and conduct public interviews with the top candidates this spring.

Here is the text of the press release:

The Town Manager Search Committee, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, is ramping up its search for the next Town Manager to succeed Steven Ledoux, who will be retiring in June 2018. The Town Manager, with the Board of Selectmen, provides executive leadership for the Town of Acton. The Town Manager is responsible for the management of all Town departments and oversees all budgetary, financial, and personnel administration activities of the Town.

We are inviting residents, organizations and business leaders to participate in a community outreach forum which will be held on:

Thursday, October 26th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Room 204, Acton Town Hall

In this outreach session, we would like to hear from the community on the major issues and challenges that you think the Town is facing and express the qualities, education and back ground experience that the community would like to see in the next Town Manager.

If you are unable to attend but would like to send in your thoughts, please do contact us at

We hope to see you on October 26th!
Town Manager Search Committee

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The Board of Select"men" have appointed a group for the search for a new town manager. The Board of Selectmen are against allowing public opinion at Town Hall. How can they be trusted to openly and honestly choose people for the new town manager search? As an aside, why don't they tell us who they are going to have appointed rather than waste all this time making it look like this is an open procedure.