CLAREMONT, NH- At the conclusion of its regular city council meeting on Wednesday July 24, the Claremont City Council voted unanimously to extend a Conditional Offer of Employment as Claremont City Manager to Ed Morris; he is presently Town Manager for the town of Weathersfield, VT.
A City Manager Search Committee was formed earlier in the year to search for qualified applicants for the city manager position. The Search Committee, consisting originally of three, later to become four, city councilors, two city department heads, and five community members, received over 50 applications. The Committee ultimately chose four candidates to interview in person. Members of the committee and city councilors interviewed the four chosen applicants and from that process Morris was chosen and the offer was extended on July 25. The offer is conditional upon a background search and contract negotiations being successfully completed.
Allen Damren, Claremont’s Assistant Mayor and Chair of the Search Committee, praised all members of the Search Committee. “It was a long process with many steps and committee members kept on task and worked very well as a group,“ stated Damren.
Morris has been the Town Manager for Weathersfield for three and a half years. Prior to this position, he was a career firefighter for the City of Twin Falls, ID, for over 16 years and also served a year as Assistant to the City Manager (intern) in Jerome, ID. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, concentration in Finance, from Colorado Technical University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Missouri’s Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
Morris and his wife, Megan, reside in Weathersfield and are the parents of two children- one presently in college and one entering college this fall.
The council has extended interim city manager John MacLean’s contract through October. Either side may cancel that contract with 10 days notice.
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