Letter to the Editor: In Support of the Town Manager

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We have complete confidence in Town Manager Sarah Stanton to oversee the day-to-day operations of town government and, in collaboration with her department heads, to recruit highly qualified candidates for Town government positions and to make hiring decisions in the best interests of Bedford.  Since she became Town Manager in 2018 we have been impressed by her professionalism, her candor, her goodwill in engaging others, and her commitment to good government.  That Town departments have run smoothly throughout the COVID pandemic and in spite of employee turnover is a credit to her skills.  Bedford is fortunate to have a Town Manager as capable and committed as Ms. Stanton.  We look forward to her continuing in the position and working with her for years to come.

Signers: Mark Bailey, Gyasi Burks-Abbott, Stacy Chandler, Christopher Gittins, Rebecca Green Neale, Shawn Hanegan, Emily Prince, Catherine Van Praagh, and Andrew Van Praagh


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One thought on “Letter to the Editor: In Support of the Town Manager

  1. I personally met with Sarah Stanton and Margot last Tuesday at town hall for approximately 90 minutes to discuss the exact opposite of “ her professionalism, her candor, her goodwill in engaging others, and her commitment to good government.”

    After a very candid (from me to Sarah and Margot) conversation with detailed examples of polar opposite behavior from our Town Manager as this article details – Sara Stanton did acknowledge her negative behavior and areas in her management style that can be improved. I trust her that she will make these improvements and I have no reason to believe otherwise but only time will tell. The situations we discussed were actual situations from town employees and residents detailing her foul language, her micromanagement style and behavior and her attempt to suppress people from speaking openly. I was respectful to our Town Manager and she was respectful in kind. I truly hope that we can work toward improvements coming out of that office and rebuild this town.

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