Brattleboro has a charter and I am appointed annually.  Because I am an employee I have all benefits and cannot be relieved of my duties without cause.  This has been the case for many years here and works well for me. The clerk has always been appointed annually by the selectboard and ratified by town meeting at the annual meeting.  There are several proposed charter changes to be voted on this year and one of them  changes the procedure of appointing a clerk to simply having the position hired by the town manager as the other department heads are.


Annette Cappy

Brattleboro Town Clerk

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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marianne A. Blake
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Subject: Town Clerk



Can a town with a Charter choose to have the Town Clerk appointed by the manager or selectboard rather than be elected?

If the answer is yes, which town (s) have done this.

Marianne in Windsor