Tyngsborough Select Board appoints Colin Loiselle to the position of Town Manager.
Tyngsborough – Last night, the Select Board voted unanimously to appoint Colin Loiselle to the position of Town Manager. Loiselle will succeed Town Manager Matthew Hanson who was hired by the Town of Bedford to serve as their Town Manager. Mr. Hanson’s last day in Tyngsborough will be September 22, 2023.
Mr. Loiselle served the Town of Tyngsborough for nearly six years in various capacities including as collector’s clerk, executive assistant, director of administrative services, and finally as assistant town manager. He has prior municipal experience working for the City of Boston and most recently as assistant town administrator for the Town of Milton. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master of public administration degree, and a master of science in political science degree from Suffolk University. In addition, he holds a certificate in Strategic Performance Management and in Municipal Financial Management from Suffolk.
The Select Board previously voted to waive a formal search as allowed under the Town Manager Act approved by voters at the Fall 2021 Town Meeting. In doing so, the Board acknowledged the benefit of a direct appointment of a qualified candidate as opposed to a potentially lengthy and costly search. As a result of this vote, there will be no gap of service in the Town Manager’s Office.
“We were disappointed to lose Matt Hanson who has done a great job as our first Town Manager and we wish him well. We are also extremely fortunate to have Colin Loiselle come back to succeed Matt. Colin knows this town, our processes, and our people, and all of those who have worked with him appreciate his work ethic and attention to detail, so he was uniquely qualified to be our next Town Manager. We believe that this will also provide the continuity we need to keep moving things forward to improve the Town of Tyngsborough for years to come.” – Eric Eldridge, Select Board Chair
“I am extremely grateful to the Select Board for the vote of confidence and giving me the opportunity to return to Tyngsborough. This town is where I fell in love with public service, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue to build on the strong work that this Board & Mr. Hanson have started.” – Colin Loiselle
Loiselle’s first day in Town Hall will be September 20 to allow for a brief transition overlap before Mr. Hanson’s last day on the 22nd.