P.O. Box 629
84 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894-0629
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Duties & Responsibilities of the Town Manager
The Town of Wolfeboro has had a Town Manager since 1971, after the Town voted in 1970 to adopt the Town Manager statute (RSA Chapter 37). Your present Town Manager is David W. Owen, who has served as Wolfeboro’s Town Manager since 2006. He has served as the municipal administrator of a number of municipalities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and has about 25 years experience in the field.
The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve as their Chief Administrative Officer for the Town and to be responsible for the proper administration of all of the Departments of Town Government that fall under the Selectmen’s jurisdiction. The Town Manager serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen, carries out the policy decisions of the Board of Selectmen, and prepares and administers the Town’s budget and financial affairs. For more information about the statutory duties and responsibilities of the Town Manager, please see the link below.
It is the Town Manager’s responsibility to keep the Board of Selectmen informed relative to the Town’s needs and conditions, as well as to provide the Board with any reports that may be required by law or requested by the Board. While the Town Manager may participate in discussions that come before the Board of Selectmen, he may not vote on matters before the Board. In addition, the Town Manager hires and fires all Town employees, negotiates and signs contracts for the Town, and is responsible for all Town properties as well as the Town’s business affairs. In Wolfeboro, the Town Manager is also responsible for the Town’s cemeteries.
Wolfeboro is a very active community with a very involved and well-informed citizenry and a rich history. Your Town Manager is committed to working to move this community forward on many fronts including access to public information, which this new Town website is intended to help address. If you have questions or concerns about Town affairs, please feel free to contact your Town Manager at 569-8161. My Executive Assistant, Anne Marble, is also very capable of answering citizen questions and concerns.
Town of Wolfeboro
84 South Main St., P.O. Box 629
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894