Granby’s Town Manager passes

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John D. Ward

Town Manager John D. Ward passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, surrounded by his devoted family. 

A resident of Vernon, he served as its town administrator from 2008 to 2017, when he was hired as Granby’s town manager. Ward made significant contributions to the betterment of the town during his tenure. His commitment to the town and its employees was extraordinary, especially during the challenges that Covid-19 imposed over the past year. He was a valued leader, colleague and friend. Colleagues, friends, and the Town of Granby offer deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Ward will be greatly missed.

First Selectman B. Scott Kuhnly, as per Town Charter, will assume the responsibility of Town Manager and can be reached at