Town Administrator Screening Panel


  • Heather Hamilton, Chair
  • Dennis Doughty, Advisory Committee member
  • Erin Gallentine, Public Works
  • Commissioner Ken Goldstein, fmr Select Board Chair
  • Jesse Gray, Zero Emissions Advisory Board Chair
  • Andy Liu, School Committee Member
  • Donelle O'Neal, Advisory Committee member
  • Giselle Ferro Puigbo, Brookline Community Foundation


The Town Administrator Screening Panel assists with the selection of a new Town Administrator to replace Mel Kleckner after his term expires.

Work on the search process began with surveys for the community and town employees. Residents and town stakeholders were encouraged and invited to complete the survey before April 22.

Community Paradigm Associates has been retained by the Select Board to lead the search process, which will draw upon the expertise and insight of the community screening panel and the community at-large. Community Paradigm Associates is conducting two listening sessions that will be open to the public in order to further develop stakeholder feedback.

Interviews will place through the spring ahead of an anticipated offer to the chosen candidate by July.

Current Town Administrator Mel Kleckner has elected not to seek a renewal of his contract upon its expiration in September. He will continue to serve as the town’s chief executive, including supporting the transition of his successor, before departing upon the expiration of his contract.