Town Administrator

Welcome to the web page for the Town Administrator’s office.

Chief Administrative Officer

The Town Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer of the town in accordance with a special act of the Legislature (as amended). The Town Administrator provides policy recommendations to the Select Board and implements policies adopted by the board. The Administrator carries out the following tasks:

  • Recommends to the Select Board the appointment of most department heads
  • Supervises the activities of municipal departments
  • Prepares the annual budget and capital improvement plan
  • Manages the business and administrative affairs of the town

The Town Administrator’s staff also administers the operation of the Select Board, including the licensing of many business activities and the support for the many boards and committees of the town.

Contacting the Department

Please feel free to contact any of us at any time by email, phone, visit or other means during office hours. We seek to respond to all citizen queries and concerns as quickly as possible.

Department Personnel

Access the following Town Administrator personnel in order to contact them via email:

Brookline Budget Forum

Town Administrator Mel Kleckner hosts an annual Town Budget Forum for residents to learn about and engage in the Brookline budget process. You can find the Budget Forum presentation linked here and the videos below.

January 27, 2022

January 14, 2021


Budget Award

I am delighted to announce that the Town’s FY22 Financial Plan was awarded the Outstanding Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Aaa Bond Rating Reaffirmed

I am pleased to announce that on March 5, 2020, Moody’s reaffirmed the Town’s Aaa bond rating. Brookline is one of just 14 communities in Massachusetts that has been assigned the Aaa rating by Moody’s. Access the report summary here.