Elected Officials

Elected Officials

Elected Officials play a key role in the government of the Town.  Every year elections are held on the first Tuesday in March.  Below you will find the offices and those currently in office and their term expiration.

Selectboard

William Mathis
Tammy Walsh
Thomasina Magoon

3-Year Term Expires

2023
2023
2025

Trustee of Public Funds

Tammy Walsh
Vickee Whiting
Diane O’Classen

3-Year Term Expires

2023
2024
2025

Town Clerk

Rosemary McKinnon

3-Year Term Expires

2025

Treasurer

Suzanne George

3-Year Term Expires

2025

Listers

Barbara Walsh
Fran Viko
Madine Reed

3-Year Term Expires

2023
2024
2025

Auditors

Fran Viko
Barbara Walsh
Charlotte Reider-Smith

3-Year Term Expires

2023
2024
2025

First Constable 

Marci Hayes

2-Year Term Expires

2023

Second Constable

David McKinnon

2-Year Term Expires

2024

Delinquent Tax Collector

Vickee Whiting

1-Year Term Expires

2023

Town Mtg. Moderator

William Mathis

1-Year Term Expires

2023

Justice of the Peace

Kenneth Brown
Marci Hayes
Diane Mott
Barbara Walsh
Jeffery Whiting

2-Year Term Expires

2023
2023
2023
2023
2023

Director OVUS District

William Mathis

3-Year Term Expires

2024

Roles & Responsibilities of Elected Officials (from VT Secretary of State’s website):

Auditor (elected or appointed).
Review and audit all town accounts and prepare the annual town report. Should be very detail oriented. Good writing skills are a plus. 17 V.S.A. § 26492651b

Cemetery Commissioner (elected).
Responsible for the care and management of the town’s cemeteries. If no cemetery commissioners are elected, the selectboard fulfills this role. 18 V.S.A. § 5373

Collector of Current Taxes.
A town must vote to have the Town Manager or Town Treasurer to collect current taxes.  If the town fails to vote, then the Town Constable becomes the collector of current taxes. 24 V.S.A. § 1529

Collector of Delinquent Taxes.
A town must vote to authorize the selectboard to appoint a collector of delinquent taxes, who may be the Town Manager or Town Treasurer. 17 V.S.A. § 2651d  If a town fails to vote, then the Town Constable becomes the collector of delinquent taxes.

Constable (elected or appointed).
In some towns the constable is the town’s local law enforcement officer, with all powers of search, seizure, and arrest within the town. In other towns, the constable only has the power to serve civil process, assist the health officer in the discharge of his or her duties, destroy unlicensed dogs, kill injured deer, remove disorderly people from town meeting, and, if the first constable, to collect taxes, if no tax collector is elected. Should be good at de-escalating and resolving conflicts. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(7)2651a

Listers (elected or appointment of an assessor).
Appraise property within the town for the purpose of property tax assessment. Should be able to be polite, yet firm, and not be oversensitive to criticism. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(5)2651c

Selectboard Members (elected).
General supervision and control over town; enacts ordinances, regulations, and policies for town; oversees town property and personnel; prepares, presents and manages budget; and oversees roads, including laying out, discontinuing, and reclassifying roads. Sits as local board of health, liquor control commission, and sewer commission. Should know the town well, be able to understand all sides of complex issues, and have very thick skin. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(4)17 V.S.A. § 2649

Trustee of Public Funds (elected).
Manages, invests, and reports on real and personal property held in trust by the town. This includes cemetery trust funds. Should like investing money. 17 V.S.A. § 2646(12)24 V.S.A. § 2431 et seq.