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Town Management

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Ames Schoolhouse Town Hall

The day-to-day operations of the Town are the responsibility of full-time employees, as opposed to the part-time volunteers who sit on boards and committees. Town staff work in conjunction with some elected and appointed officials on managing certain aspects of Town operations.

  • Board of Selectmen: Serve as the chief executive office of the Town, formulating policy directives and guidelines for all Town agencies, oversees licensing, and makes appointments to Town offices, boards, and committees.
  • Town Manager: Appointed by and adherent to the elected Board of Selectmen, responsible for Town staff, and the head of daily Town operations.
  • Town Clerk: Responsible for official record keeping and serves as the Town's chief election official.