Selection of New Town Manager Set for 8 pm Monday July 2, Following Public Interviews

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By Meredith McCulloch and Julie McCay Turner

The selection of a new Town Manager for Bedford is expected to conclude on Monday, July 2 after the Selectmen interview four candidates for the position. Interviews will take place in the Selectmen’s Meeting room starting at 4:00 pm.

At 8:00 pm the Selectmen will meet and will make a final decision to offer the position. The person chosen will replace Richard Reed who is retiring after thirty years of service.

The interviews and the Selectmen’s deliberations will be open to the public.

The four finalists were chosen by the Town Manager Search Screening Committee appointed by the Selectmen on May 4 to narrow the search to three or four finalists.

Interview schedule:

4 pm,  Lisa Hemmerle – Lisa Hemmerle is currently the Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge. Previously she was the Director of Community Development for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.

5 pm,  Andrew Scribner-MacLean – Andrew Scribner-MacLean is currently serving as the Acting Town Administrator and Assistant Town Administrator at Maynard.  Prior to this, he was the Business Administrator of the Police Department for the Town of Reading, He has a Masters in Education from UMass Lowell and a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University.

6 pm,  Sarah Stanton – Sarah Stanton is now the budget director for the City of Cambridge and before that the Finance Director and Auditor for the City of Salem. She has a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern University.

7 pm,  Stephen Crane – Stephen Crane is the Town Manager of Longmeadow, MA and before that the City Administrator for the City of Lancaster in Wisconsin. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University.