Messy Divorces–Terminating a Town Manager can be messy and costly.

Wellesley has been fortunate in having several long-serving and dedicated Executives. By contrast, the average tenure of a town manager nationally is just seven years. Termination can be contentious and also expensive, especially when legal costs are factored in. Here are some interesting articles the difficulties in firing a town manager.

Stoughton, MA

Police and Fire unions want town manager out.

Wayland, MA

Town manager abruptly dismissed

Saugus, MA

Town manager suspended

Andover, MA

Assistant town manager fired

Narragansett, RI

Costly termination pact for town manager

Around Massachusetts–Boston Globe

Firing considered “occupational hazard”

Bridgewater, MA

Issues with town manager

Cohasset, MA

Potential suspension or termination for TM

ST. Johnsbury, VT

$175k payment to fired town manager