Town Manager

Overview of Duties


The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serves as the administrative head of all Town Departments, including:
  • Assessing
  • Code Enforcement/Building Inspection
  • Community Development
  • Finance
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Police
  • Public Works
The Manager is the hiring authority for all appointed Town employees and serves as the contracting officer of the Town. The Board of Selectmen establishes policies for operations within the Town and it is the Manager's responsibility to ensure these policies are carried out.  The Town of Bow adopted the Town Manager form of government in 1987.

About the Town Manager


David L. Stack was appointed as Town Manager in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Keene State College and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Stack is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is also a member of the Municipal Management Association of New Hampshire (MMANH) and he served as President of the MMANH in 1999.