Wilton names town administrator
>Butcher is first in role, begins in September
WILTON – Scott Butcher will start his new job as Wilton’s first town administrator during the first week in September.
Butcher, of Pepperell, Mass., has had a career in management in private industry and has been involved in Pepperell town business in various roles.
"I’ve been looking to make the move into town government for some years," he said Saturday, Aug. 13. "I spend a lot of time in southern New Hampshire, so when this came up it seemed like a good opportunity."
Butcher’s wife, Debra, works for the planning and zoning department in Amherst.
"Part of the appeal of the job is it gives me an opportunity to help define the position," Butcher said. "I hope to help the selectmen" adjust to the new position.
"I think I am someone who can delve into issues deeper than the selectmen can. I can help find other resources, like grants, and make the town government more efficient,"
Select board chair Kermit Williams announced Butcher’s selection Saturday.
"This will be his first job as a town administrator," Williams said, "but the selectboard is confident that he is the right choice for Wilton.
"His wife works for Amherst and has worked for municipalities for many years. Her experience got him interested in working in New Hampshire."
Butcher said he was looking forward to the challenges of a new position.
"I want to dive in and get my hands around the issue," he said.
Butcher attended the selectmen’s meeting on Monday "to get a feel for things," he said. His first day will be Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Butcher said his plan is to eventually move to New Hampshire.