Town Manager, Granby, CT (pop. 11,375) The Town of Granby is seeking an engaging and experienced Town Manager to lead our vibrant community. The successful candidate will be a dedicated and innovative leader with a proven commitment to public service.
Granby is a small, tight-knit, rural, residential community, known for its beautiful landscapes, preserved open space, excellent public school system and a strong sense of community. The Town’s dense woodlands, open farmland and abundant hiking trails make it the perfect place for outdoor activities and enjoying nature. Granby covers 40.8 square miles, much of which is open space and forests that are home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and numerous species of birds. Residents and visitors alike enjoy beautifully managed areas such as Enders State Forest, McLean Game Refuge, Holcomb Farm and Tree Trail, Salmon Brook Park, Mary Edwards Land Trust and the Godard Preserve.
The town offers a unique blend of small-town New England charm and access to major cities making it an attractive place to live for those seeking a balance between a rural lifestyle and proximity to larger cities and cultural attractions, employment opportunities and services. Granby is in northern Hartford County, just south of the Massachusetts border; 13 miles north of Hartford, 19 miles south of Springfield, 115 miles from Boston, and 135 miles from New York City. It is bordered by the Connecticut towns of Suffield, East Granby, Canton, Barkhamsted, Hartland and Simsbury, as well as Southwick, Massachusetts. It is also conveniently located just six miles to the west of Bradley International Airport and 9 miles to the west of Interstate 91.
The Town of Granby is committed to responsible growth and fiscal stability, preserving its natural beauty and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. There is a strong sense of volunteerism in the town and residents have a true love for, and loyalty to, the community. Residents are very generous with their time and talents, contributing countless hours to municipal and community service. The town government has a reputation for its professional and nonpartisan approach to conducting Town business. Granby is a welcoming and supportive community.
Since 1960, the Granby Charter provides that the community shall operate under the Selectmen/Town Manager form of government. The Board of Selectmen consists of a First Selectman and four members who serve as the town’s elected legislative body.
The Town Manager is appointed by the Board to serve as the Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for preparing the annual budget, financial management, and providing organizational direction to town departments. This position also performs other duties prescribed in the Charter or assigned by the Board of Selecmen. The Town Manager operates with integrity, abiding by the highest standards of ethical behavior.
Candidates should possess the following abilities and traits:
The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience as follows:
The Town of Granby offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package for the Town Manager position. The starting annual salary is $140,000 to $180,000 +/- depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and five professional references with contact information online at www.GovHRjobs.com by December 8, 2023. Questions may be directed to Michael Jaillet, Vice President, GOVHRUSA at 781-760-3658. Granby is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively seeking a diverse applicant pool.