My guest for this episode is Robin Crosbie Town Manager in Ipswich Massachusetts. In June 2012 Ms. Crosbie was chosen as the new town manager in Ipswich after an exhaustive search conducted by the Board of Selectman.
Crosbie (right) Town Manager in
As town manager Robin’s responsibilities include management of all town hall departments, active participation in the twice per month Board of Selectman meetings, active planning for and participation in the annual and special town meetings and various other committee meetings and citizen gatherings.
Since coming to Ipswich Robin has identified strategic opportunities to focus its resources upon. She has worked to make sure that the town budget is tied to the goals of the Board of Selectman and the community.
Robin worked with the Capital Planning Group comprised of town and school personnel to develop a proposed five year capital plan. She has worked with state and federal agencies including seeking support for the town from FEMA after the impacts of the February 2013 blizzard. We talk about her typical day, her responsibilities, challenges and opportunities for the town.
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