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Telephone (603) 447-3811, Dial 2
Conway has been a Selectman/Town Manager form of government since 1956.
The Town Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of, the Board of Selectmen. The Town Manager is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Town and is responsible for the proper administration of the departments under his authority. The Town Manager supervises all department heads, and acts to appoint, suspend, remove, or discipline all employees in the administrative service of the Town. This does not include the Police, Library or Precinct employees.The Town Manager carries out the policy decisions of Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen, and oversees all property, real and personal, owned by the Town. While the Town Manager provides recommendations to and takes part in discussions about decisions facing the Board of Selectmen, he has no voting authority.
The Manager must keep the Selectmen informed of the Town’s needs and ongoing issues, and provides reports and information as needed or as may be required by law, or requested by the Selectmen.
Each year, the Town Manager provides the Selectmen with an Operating Budget, a Budget Narrative, and a long-range Capital Improvements Plan. In addition, the Selectmen and the Town Manager establish annual goals. These documents constitute the annual plan of work for the Town.
A variety of information on the annual budget, Town services, and programs is available through the Town Manager’s Office.
Earl Sires has been Town Manager of Conway since July of 2000. He earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management. Before coming to Conway, Earl was the County Manager of Montrose County, Colorado, County Manager of Grand County, Utah, and Administrator, City Clerk and Treasures of Nogales, Arizona. His career in local government has focused on rural communities with a tourism and recreational economy.