Interim Town Manager

Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM, has a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University and is one of 1266 ICMA Credentialed Managers in the country.  Ms. Granfield is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia, Harvard JF Kennedy School of Government summer program, Leadership New Hampshire and Fairfax, and one year of law school at Massachusetts School of Law.  She is an adjunct professor at Granite State College where she teaches Human Resources and Public Administration.  She possesses over 38 years of public sector management experience and 9 years of private sector experience.  Ms. Granfield, a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has broad public service experience at the town, city and county levels of government.  Ms. Granfield has served in Town Administrator/Town Manager positions in large and small communities in New Hampshire (Derry, Meredith, Hooksett, Moultonborough), and also as County Manager in Cumberland County, Maine; Town Manager in Dixfield and Kittery, Maine; Director of Administration in Herndon, Virginia; and Personnel Director in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Granfield’s expertise in Human Resources and Labor Relations includes the establishment of personnel policies; organizational studies; wage, classification, and benefit studies along with union negotiations to include the interest-based model.   Ms. Granfield is co-author of the ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals.  Ms. Granfield has participated in many successful public sector executive recruitment projects and has also conducted strategic planning, goal setting, and team building programs in NH, ME and VA communities.  She has also developed and implemented positive career development and training programs for employees of a number of municipal organizations.  Ms. Granfield has given presentations at national conferences of the ICMA, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, and at state conferences in VA, MA, ME, and NH.  She was previously adjunct faculty at George Mason University.  Ms. Granfield has served on many professional and civic boards to include the Public Employee Labor Relations Committee; ICMA Credentialing Board; NH Local Government Board, Maine Municipal Association Advisory Board, Belknap County Economic Development Commission, Derry Planning Board, and is Past President of the NH Management Association, IPMA-Virginia, Dixfield Economic Development Organization, and the Derry Village Rotary.  Ms. Granfield is also appointed by the Governor to the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board.

Carol was appointed as Interim Town Manager by the Select Board at their April 8, 2021 meeting.

Interim Town ManagerEmail AddressTelephone
Carol Granfield

207-439-1813 x 107