town manager


: an official appointed to direct the administration of a town government

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Newington voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to adopt changes to the town’s charter, including several changes to modernize language and provisions that would alter the residency requirement for the town manager. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 22 Oct. 2022 Gibson, who had been with the department for 21 years, said officers couldn’t perform their duties because of the environment that was created by town manager Justine Jones, who took the job at the beginning of June. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 The town council is expected next week to receive biographical information on four finalists for the town manager’s position. Steven Goode,, 18 June 2021 Coventry town manager John Elsesser, one of the local leaders who led the push for the state to fund at least a portion of air quality projects in schools, expects his town to seek aid before the application deadline closes in early December. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 14 Oct. 2022 The city of Hobart has already filed a formal objection to the closing, and Lake Station Mayor Bill Carroll and New Chicago town manager Sue Pelfrey both urged the state to keep the branch open. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 3 Oct. 2022 Fox News Digital reached out to Provincetown's town manager and others connected to this story for comment. Kerry J. Byrne, Fox News, 26 July 2022 Gibson said utilities clerk Christy Jones and assistant town manager Sharon Evans also resigned. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 July 2022 Hawthorne began his tenure as the town manager on August 31, 2021, replacing Robert Smith. Deidre Montague, Hartford Courant, 13 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of town manager was in 1912

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“Town manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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