The Town of Sherborn has many important assets. The Town has skilled department heads and staff, a committed core of citizens and elected officials, one of the best school systems in the state, a stunning pastoral landscape, and a reputation as an extremely desirable place to live.
Despite these assets, no one will be shocked by our observation that the Town is also facing some very serious challenges. While the immediate prompt for this study and report was the vacancy in the Town Administrator’s position, it quickly became clear that the vacancy in the position is not the only challenge facing the community.
In the scope of our study, we were tasked with providing “an overview of the current organizational structure and operational practice of the Town with a view to identifying changes that might improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Town.”
Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Report Relative to the Organization and Operations of the Town of Sherborn, Massachusetts" (2011). Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management Publications. 8.