Town Administrator

 The title of Town Administrator was established by a 2005 Town Meeting vote which authorized the position in January 2007. 

The Town Administrator is appointed by an elected five-member Board of Selectmen and serves as an agent of the Board.  The Selectmen represent the Executive Board for the Town and are responsible for ensuring general oversight of matters not specifically delegated by state law, a Town Meeting vote, or assigned to another Town officer or board. The Board appoints the Town Administrator who supervises staff and oversees the daily operations and delivery of municipal services performed by departments under the jurisdiction of the Board of Selectmen.

The Town Administrator is responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Serves as Chief Administrative Officer and Agent of the Board of Selectmen
  • Serves as the Personnel Director per Personnel By-Law
  • Serves as Chief Procurement Officer per Procurement By-Law
  • Serves as Chief Financial Officer & Director of Financial Management Team
  • Oversees and reports on claims against the town
  • Prepares and coordinates Annual & Special Town Meeting Warrants
  • Compiles the Town's Annual Report
  • Oversees and manages operations/services under Selectmen's authority

For more info, contact Executive Assistant Debi Morong at dmorong@topsfield-ma.gov or 978-887-1500.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robin Crosbie Interim Town Administrator (978) 887-1500
Debi Morong Executive Assistant (978) 887-1500