Albion Government

Albion Government


Albion's Government Structure

Town Council

Characteristics include:

  • Albion's Town Council is a four (4) year term elected position
  • Town Council oversees the general administration, makes policy, sets budget.
  • Council appoints a professional Town Manager to carry out day-to-day administrative operations.
  • The Council President is chosen from among the Council on a rotating basis.
  • Albion;s Town Council consists of a five (5) member body

Town Manager

Characteristics include:

  • Carries out the policies adopted by the elected body.
  • Provides professional administration, management and supervision of municipal departments.
  • Assures compliance with relevant federal laws and regulations, Massachusetts General Laws and municipal bylaws, ordnances and regulations.
  • Develops long-range plans with guidance from the elected body and assists in the achievement of common goals and objectives.


  • Functions as the Chief Executive/Administrative Officer of the municipality.  Prepares council or board meeting agenda materials.  Prepares a comprehensive annual operating budget and capital improvement plan.  Ensures fiscal responsibility and modern accounting and financial reporting practices.  Develops performance measurement systems for municipal services.  Plans for short-term and long-term financing for capital projects.  Makes recommendations for appointments and removal of relevant positions and membership on committees.  Recruits, hires and supervises the municipal workforce, including key department managers.  Provides oversight of personnel functions, collective bargaining, classification and compensation plans and benefits.  Serves as the Chief Procurement Officer.  Oversees and manages property and assets.Applies for and administers federal, state and private grant funds.  Acts as the liaison with state and federal government, local civic and business entities, and interested members of the public.  Facilitates the flow and understanding of ideas and information between and among elected officials, employees and citizens.


Characteristics include:

  • Clerk/Treasurer is a four year elected office.
  • Clerk /Treasurer is responsible for both managing the finances of the Town as well as serving as Clerk to the town's legislative body. This is a daunting task involving many duties.  This includes managing and monitoring the town funds and investments, producing annual budgets, processing payroll, and maintaining accounts payable and receivable. They are also responsible for completing clerk duties such as attending council meetings and recording them, composing reports and letters on behalf of the city council and city, and preparing materials for city council meetings, including conducting research and writing reports to help council members make informed decisions. They may also be responsible for other administrative duties, including processing permits and licenses, supervising office staff, and ensuring the town is in compliance with national and state regulations.
  • The Clerk/Treasurer's has an appointed Deputy Clerk and Utility Clerk in Albion's Town Hall.  

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