New town manager appointed

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Erica Robertson

Erica P. Robertson of Avon has been appointed Granby’s next town manager, effective Sept. 20. She replaces John Ward who served as town manager from July of 2017 until his passing in March of this year. 

Robertson was most recently the assistant town manager of Farmington, where she served in many capacities since 2001. Her experience includes labor relations, human resources, budgeting and finance operations, and sustainability efforts. Prior to working for the Town of Farmington she served in multiple finance capacities for the Towns of West Hartford and Tolland. Robertson received a master’s degree in public administration as well as a bachelor of arts in history and political science from the University of Connecticut. 

Her notable accomplishments include securing and administering a small city’s grant for a senior and disabled low-income housing complex, creating a green efforts subcommittee focused on energy conservation and sustainable environmental practices, improving the town website and administering many grants and municipal bonds for capital improvement.

The entire board of selectmen was impressed with Robertson’s experience in Connecticut municipal government, her knowledge of contract administration, human resources, environmental sustainability and financial operations, as well as her commitment to a high level of public service to the community, the elected officials and town staff. Robertson is also very active in regional organizations such as the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), Connecticut Organization of Small Towns (COST), Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), and International Public Management Associations for Human Resources and the Connecticut Town and City Manager Association. 

“I am extremely honored that the Board of Selectmen has selected me to serve as Granby’s next Town Manager,” said Robertson. She went on to say, “Granby is a special community that has retained its unique character and remains faithful to its agricultural roots. I have lived and worked in the Farmington Valley for 20 years. I am passionate about public service and I look forward to working alongside the volunteers, citizens and staff to continue to ensure Granby remains the ‘Pride of the Valley.’”

First Selectman B. Scott Kuhnly said, “We are very excited to have Erica join the Granby team and help lead us into the future. Her knowledge, skill sets, and experience will be a great fit for our community. We look forward to great things.”