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Town and Village of Woodstock, VT: Municipal Manager Position


The Town and Village of Woodstock, Vermont, seek an innovative and experienced management professional to be the Municipal Manager for our vibrant community. Home to 3,000 residents and a national park, Woodstock is a year-round destination for visitors to the Green Mountains who enjoy skiing, biking, the arts, nature, and locally produced food and goods. The ideal candidate will prioritize growing Woodstock’s economic base and year-round population, encourage citizen participation in government, and support a high quality of life for all residents while leading the town and village into the future.


The municipal manager reports to the town’s five-member selectboard and the village’s five-member board of trustees and is responsible for daily operations of both municipalities. The manager directly supervises approximately 30 full- and part-time employees, administers a budget of $9 million, and oversees all financial, public works, public safety, personnel, economic development, and community matters for the town and village.


A detailed job description is posted at Municipal Manager Job Description.


Salary range is $95,000 to $115,000, commensurate with experience and education, and includes an excellent benefits package. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and executive-level management experience, preferably in municipal government. The applicant should have or be quickly able to gain knowledge of municipal management practices and state and federal law provisions affecting municipalities.


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by October 14, 2019 to with “Woodstock Manager Search” as the subject line. Indicate where you found this ad.

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The Woodstock Village Development Review Board has an immediate vacancy. The Board holds hearings and makes decisions on Village land use permits. The Board holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

For more information or to submit a letter of interest, contact Michael E. Brands, AICP, Town/Village Planner by email at or by mail at: Town of Woodstock, P.O. Box 488, Woodstock, VT 05091. Office phone is (802) 457-7515.

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Please click the link below for a summary of the newly adopted Dangerous and Vacant Buildings and Property Ordinance.


The Ordinance becomes effective August 18, 2019.



Summary of Dangerous Building and Property Ordinance



For questions regarding this Ordinance, please contact the Municipal Manager’s Office at (802) 457-3456.

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The Woodstock Select Board have CONTINUED the Public Hearing in accordance with 24 V.S.A. §4442, to amend Section 526 Short Term Rentals of the Town Zoning Regulations.  The Five Acre and Forestry exemptions are to be removed from Sections 301, 302 and 526.  A Conditional Use review shall be required for all Short Term Rentals per Section 526 A.


Said hearing has been moved to December 2019. A date will be forthcoming. The hearing will be held at the Town Hall, all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.


By order of L. D. Sutherland, Select Board Chairperson


Copies of the amendment are available at the Town Hall and can be viewed at the Norman Williams Public Library.  For more information call Town Planner, Michael E. Brands, AICP: 457-7515.

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The Woodstock Economic Development Commission, charged with managing the allocation of funds received from the 1% local options tax, has established a decision making process and specific guidelines for awarding grants for Events and Community Projects.  These guidelines reflect the Commission’s interpretation of the article that was adopted at the Woodstock Town Meeting on March 3, 2015 and is subject to the approval of the Woodstock Selectboard.

For more information, click on the following:

Woodstock EDC Decision Making Guidelines

Woodstock EDC Sponsorship Guidelines

Woodstock EDC Event Sponsorship Program Rubric

Woodstock EDC Special Project Rubric

SELECT BOARD Presentation – Community Meeting (click here to review Powerpoint presentation)