Town Council

Composition: Nine elected members for terms of three (3) years. One Councilor for each of the six districts and three Councilors in At-large positions.

Meetings: Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 pm, at the Municipal Building. The average meeting lasts three hours.

Duties: Responsible for hiring a competent and qualified Town Administrator to run the Town Departments; Provide overall policy direction and guidance for the Administrator; Review and approve annual departmental budgets and Capital Improvement Plan items for Budget Committee and Annual Town Meeting approval; Responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements; Appoint qualified personnel for the appointed boards, committees and commissions; Membership in various Council subcommittees on different issues.

Other: The Board has the authority to create Ad Hoc Committees and Subcommittees to research special projects.

Administrative Code:

Section 4.17: Consists of nine elected members, one from each District and three At-large members.  It is the governing body of the Town and directed by the specifications of the Town Charter.  Prepares and passes ordinances, submits a proposed budget to the Budget Committee and gives direction to the Town through the Town Administrator and appointed Boards and Committees.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Dean E. Shankle, Jr, Ph.D. Town Administrator (603) 485-8472

Town Councilors

Name Title
James Sullivan At Large, Chair (06/30/2020), 603-485-4951
Robert Duhaime District 2 (06/30/2020), 485-4153
John Giotas District 6 (06/30/2019), 603-668-3213
James Levesque District 3 (06/30/2020), 603-731-4884
David Ross At Large (06/30/2019), 603-387-7777
Timothy Tsantoulis District 1 (06/30/2021), 603-669-6999
Donald Winterton District 5, (6/30/2019), 622-8413
Alex Walczyk At-Large, (6/30/2021), 818-446-6599
John Durand District 4 (603-669-6086)