Welcome to the official website for the Town of Salem. We hope you find this website both informative and useful. You will find department-specific information and contact links on each of the department web pages. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed by the appropriate department, feel free to email the Town Manager's Office or call (603) 890-2120.
Keith R. Hickey has been Town Manager of Salem since March 14, 2011. The Town Manager is appointed by a majority of 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 Manager serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen.
Leon I. Goodwin, III is the Assistant Town Manager/Director of Community Affairs. Mr. Goodwin was hired in October 2013. In addition to providing support for various projects for the Town Manager, Mr. Goodwin also oversees the Community Development Department (Building, Planning & Health Divisions), as well as the Assessing, Human Services, Recreation, and Senior Services Departments.
Executive Assistant Maureen Witley also works in the office and is equally capable of addressing your concerns.
The Town Manager carries out policy decisions of the Board of Selectmen, and oversees all property, real and personal, owned by the Town.
The Manager keeps the Selectmen informed of the Town’s needs and ongoing conditions, and make reports as may be required by law, or requested by the Selectmen, or judged necessary by the Manager.
The Town Manager takes part in all discussions which come before the Board of Selectmen, but acts in a nonvoting advisory capacity.
The Town Manager is the responsible supervisor for all department heads, and acts to appoint, suspend, remove, or discipline all municipal employees.
On an annual basis, the Town Manager provides to the Board of Selectmen an Operating Budget, a Budget Statement, and a long-range Capital Plan. These documents outline the immediate and longer range financial and project plans for the Town.
Mr. Hickey earned an M.B.A at Southern New Hampshire University and was previously Town Manager in Merrimack and Bedford New Hampshire.
Town Manager Keith R. Hickey
Executive Assistant Maureen R. Witley
Salem Town Hall 33 Geremonty Drive Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 890-2120
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