On February 14, 2023

Brandon searches for new town manager

Staff report 

The Brandon Select Board is looking for a new town manager since David Atherton resigned. 

The Brandon Select Board posted the position, offering a salary between $80,000 and  $100,000 in early February.  The board also voted Jan. 30 to create a citizen advisory board of up to five people to help find a replacement.

“They’re doing everything internally,” interim Town Manager Bill Moore said, who has said he plans to apply for the full-time role.

Brandon Select Board chair Seth Hopkins is also interested, he announced Jan. 30 that he would recuse himself from the process since he plans to submit an application. 

Atherton’s last day was Feb. 10. He will take over for Pittsford Town Manager Brenda Fox-Howard, who resigned after less than a year in her position. 

Atherton was home and said he was sick with Covid-19 on Feb. 13 and unable to speak about his new role. 

Atherton was with the town for eight years. He was previously a Select Board member. 

“He will be missed,” Moore said. “He was fantastic to work with. I’m happy for Pittsford. Pittsford is going to get the opportunity to work with a fantastic administrator.”

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