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Keith A. Bergman became Littleton's Town Administrator on September 10, 2007. Bergman currently serves as President of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Bergman's thirty-five year career as a municipal manager in Massachusetts includes prior service in Provincetown, Scituate, North Andover, and Nantucket. Bergman holds a master in city and regional planning degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (1981) and a bachelors of arts degree from Vanderbilit University (1979); 1995 and 2015 program excellence awards from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), innovation awards from the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) in 1993 and 2003, and leadership awards in 2005 from the Citizen's Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and in 2007 from the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod (HAC). Bergman was one of the first 50 trained by Former Vice President Al Gore and his non-profit, The Climate Reality Project, to give the slide show on global warming featured in An Inconvenient Truth.
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Town Code, Chapter 3, Town Administrator
By-law passed by 5/5/07 ATM Art. 12; amended by 5/4/09 ATM Art. 25, 5/7/12 ATM Art. 21, 5/6/13 ATM Art. 25, and 11/16/16 STM Art. 14.
Section 1. The Board of Selectmen (BOS). shall appoint, and may remove, a Town Administrator. The Town Administrator shall be selected in accordance with Section 2.
Section 2. The Town Administrator shall report to the BOS. The Town Administrator shall be appointed according to the following process: 1) The TASC shall consist of 5 members as follows: a) Chair, a member of the BOS, appointed by the BOS. b) A member of the Finance Committee, appointed by the Finance Committee. c) A member of the School Committee, appointed by the School Committee. d) A member of the Personnel Committee, appointed by the Personnel Committee. e) A member at large with municipal management experience appointed by the BOS. 2) The Town Administrator Selection Committee (TASC) shall submit more than one candidate to the BOS. The BOS shall: a) Conduct final interviews as required. b) Appoint a candidate to the position by majority vote. c) Or, send back to the TASC with directions for further action.
Section 3. The Town Administrator shall directly supervise and conduct performance reviews for the following current and future department heads unless otherwise specified by statute: Assistant Town Administrator; Director of Finance and Budget; Head of the Highway Department; Facilities Manager; Head of Information Technology; Building Commissioner; Human Resources; Director of Elder and Human Services; and Littleton Community Television (LCTV) Executive Director. The department heads shall be appointed by, and can be removed by, the Town Administrator subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen. The appointment of the Director of Elder and Human Services shall also be subject to approval by the Council on Aging. Employees of the heads of said departments shall be appointed by the department head subject to approval of the Town Administrator. The Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator shall be appointed by the Town Administrator.
Section 4. The Town Administrator shall administer the Town’s performance review process in order to ensure consistent reviews across all departments. The Town Administrator shall have the following responsibility to ensure that the reviews are conducted in a fair and timely manner: a) Responsibility of performance reviews for direct reports of the Town Administrator; b) Oversee the review process for employees who report to a department head; and c) Provide input for employees who report to Town Boards.
Section 5. The Town Administrator shall have input in the hiring of employees of the Town Boards unless otherwise stated in a statute. The Town Boards retain the hiring decision. The Town Administrator shall provide input to performance reviews to ensure that the reviews are conducted in a fair and timely manner in accordance with the Town’s performance review process.
Section 6. The Town Administrator shall be responsible for the budget process.
Section 7. At the direction of the BOS, the Town Administrator shall establish working hours, holidays, and vacations days for Town departments reporting to the Town Administrator in accordance with the Town’s Personnel Bylaw, if any. The Town Administrator shall establish working hours, holidays, and vacations days in consultation with Town Boards for their employees in accordance with the Town’s Personnel Bylaw, if any.
Section 8. The Town Administrator shall establish and maintain operational systems, hours of operation, and proximity of departments to ensure that Town Offices operate in an efficient manner for the benefit of the citizens.
Section 9. The Town Administrator shall conduct regular department meetings and report on such meetings to the BOS.
Section 10. The Town Administrator shall perform other duties as directed by the BOS.