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.