Town Administrator

Town of Amherst NH Town Administrator Office

Office of the Town Administrator Second Floor of the Town Hall, 8 AM to 4 PM M-F

The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to function as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Town, responsible for the proper administration of all the departments of Town government. The Town Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen.

The Town Administrator carries out policy decisions of the Board of Selectmen, and oversees all property owned by the Town. The Administrator keeps the Board of Selectmen informed of the Town’s needs and ongoing conditions, makes reports as may be required by law, requested by the Board of Selectmen, or judged necessary by the Administrator.

The Town Administrator takes part in all discussions that come before the Board of Selectmen, but acts in a non-voting advisory capacity.

As Chief Executive for the Town, the Town Administrator is the responsible supervisor for all department heads.

On an annual basis, the Town Administrator provides to the Board of Selectmen a proposed operating budget, and coordinates the formulation of the Capital Improvement Plan. These documents outline the immediate and longer range financial and project plans for the Town.

James O’Mara has been appointed by the Board of Selectmen to fill the vacant Town Administrator position.  James O’Mara joined us on October 3, 1011 as Town Administrator.  If you have questions for the Town Administrator, he can be reached at 673-6041 extension 209 or jomara@amherstnh.gov.

Please see the Town News page for a comprehensive announcement on the hiring of Town Administrator James O’Mara.

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