New Town Administrator Sworn In
The Select Board held a special meeting on Thursday, July 2, 2020 to complete the hiring of Holliston’s new Town Administrator – Travis Ahern.
Following the signing of this employment contract, Mr. Ahern was sworn in to office by Town Clerk, Elizabeth Greendale.
While Mr. Ahern’s official start date is July 20, 2020 (also Town Meeting date), he shared some of his plans for the next few weeks and for the years to come.
He comes to Holliston from a role at the Metro-west Regional Water Authority and previous stints in Danvers and Weston. His wife and he, along with two boys and a black lab, live in Wayland.
He was drawn to Holliston because of the exciting things that are going to be happening in the next several years. Many critical decisions face the Town. He plans a collaborative relationship among the Town’s departments. To that end he will begin by reaching out to department heads in the next few weeks.
He has two goals for his tenure:
- To ensure accountability of the Town departments to the citizens. Citizen are encouraged to contact Mr. Ahern (after July 20th) with concerns and comments.
- To improve communication among the Administrator and departments, and the public. The frequency and content of the messaging will be as circumstances warrant.
The members of the Board individually welcomed Mr. Ahern and expressed their excitement about working with Ahern. They thanked the screening committee for the many hours of time dedicated to selecting Mr. Ahern.
Chair John Cronin wrapped up the session with a view of our Town. It is a time of transition with a new Administrator and an Interim School Superintendent. Cronin is excited by overcoming the challenges we face in this time of uncertainty. Lastly, Mr. Cronin pledged the Board’s full support to Administrator Ahern.
The public on the Zoom meeting was invited to comment. There were no takers from the audience.
The meeting adjourned at 7:12 pm. An important twelve minutes for our town!