Annual Town Manager Evaluation


The Town Council is conducting the annual evaluation of the Town Manager.  We specifically invite all members of the Public to submit written comments by 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  Every Town Council member and the Town Manager will read your submission and your response will become part of the Town Manager’s personnel file. 

Below are the Town Council’s broad performance goals for the Town Manager, and the Town Manager’s progress report on those goals is available at:  

The seven major goals are: 

  1. Strong Fiscal Management: Ensure the Town budget allocates resources responsibly and responsively.
  2. Climate Action: Using a lens of Climate Action, prioritize and begin to implement regulatory, fiscal, and other actions to meet energy, sustainability, and resilience goals.
  3. Long-term Planning: Develop Plans Consistent with Town’s Long-Term Vision. 
  4. Personnel Management:  Manage staff, emphasizing the responsiveness and effectiveness in delivering services to our community.
  5.  Expand Community Engagement and Strengthen Intergovernmental Relations, Volunteer Committees, Boards, and Commissions.
  6. Economic Development:  Identify opportunities to improve the cultural and economic vitality of Amherst
  7.  Relationship to the Town Council

FY 20 Town Manager Goals (set by Town Council)

Timeline for FY20 Town Manager Performance Evaluation 

Submissions may be e-mailed to: (preferred), or sent to: TOWN MANAGER EVALUATION, Attn: Lynn Griesemer, President, Amherst Town Council 4 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Town Council Office: 413-259-3001, or 

Thank you for your participation and assistance.  We look forward to hearing from you. 


Amherst Town Council