MOULTONBOROUGH — Walter P. Johnson, who has served as a town administrator for 17 years — first in Lisbon and then in Holderness — has been appointed to the position in Moultonborough.
Johnson succeeds Carter Terenzini, who tendered his resignation in March.
Johnson, who earned his bachelor of science degree from Granite State College, was chosen from a field of 38 candidates drawn from 13 states through a process conducted with guidance from Municipal Resources Inc. (MRI).
Along with his experiences a town administrator he also served as a selectman in Lisbon for seven years.
Johnson is scheduled to start to work on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with an annual salary of $95,000
Carol Granfield of MRI., who has served as interim town administrator since April, said the Board of Selectmen was impressed with Johnson's experience in Holderness, a town like Moultonborough with an aging population, seasonal residents and sensitive environment . "It was a good fit," she remarked.
Johnson's appointment crowned a thorough process that included a public survey and forum to sound out residents on qualities they sought in an ideal candidate. Semi-finalists responded to essay questions, were interviewed by panels of both citizens and employees and underwent a background check.
The Board of Selectmen interviewed three finalists before making its decision.
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