Selectmen/Town Administrator's Office

BOARD OF SELECTMEN:

NH RSA Title III, 41:8 - Election and Duties. – Every town, at the annual meeting, shall choose, by ballot, one selectman to hold office for 3 years. The selectmen shall manage the prudential affairs of the town and perform the duties by law prescribed. A majority of the selectmen shall be competent in all cases.

The Thornton Board of Selectmen consists of five equal members who shall operate by majority vote to serve as the governing body of the Town, manage the prudential affairs of the Town, and to perform the duties prescribed by law in accordance with the Right-to-Know Law (RSA 91-A).

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR:

As your Town Administrator, I am excited to work for you, the residents of Thornton.  Town Staff and I are happy to assist you in any way we can and we are committed to providing the best customer and community services possible. 

The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to function as the Administrative Officer of the Town and is responsible for the proper administration of all departments of town government.

The Town Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen and carries out policy decisions of the Board, oversees all property owned by the Town of Thornton and is responsible to keep the Board of Selectmen informed regarding all relevant issues or events and to make reports as required by law or upon request of the Board of Selectmen or as judged necessary by the Administrator. 

The Town Administrator takes part in all discussion that come before the Board of Selectmen but acts in a non-voting advisory capacity. 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Debra Shepard Town Administrator (603) 726-8168
Desiree L. Mahurin Administrative Assistant (603) 726-4232
Mary Conn Finance Assistant/Assessing Assistant (603) 726-8168
Jessi Fleury Recording Secretary (603) 726-8168