The Select Board interviewed finalists Lisa Blackmer, treasurer/tax collector in the town of Buckland, and Rebecca Stone, town administrator in Otis, and plan to pick one of the two Wednesday to replace former Town Administrator Carl McKinney who resigned in May.
The full committee on Thursday interviewed superintendent candidates Aaron Dean, principal of Pittsfield's Crosby Elementary School, and Beth Choquette, principal of Northampton's Bridge Street School. Both have previously worked for Adams-Cheshire.
Macksey was one of three finalists for the position who were interviewed on Thursday evening. Nine members of the School Committee representing the union's five towns spent nearly 2 1/2 hours interviewing the three candidates and debating their choice, finally voting 7-2 to offer the post to Macksey.
The town has been without a permanent town administrator for more than a year. A first posting for the position failed to attract enough qualified candidates and the job was put on hold and reposted at the beginning of this year.
Three candidates for town administrator are being brought forward for interviews with the Board of Selectmen later this month: Jay Green, an attorney and former North Adams administrative officer; Steve Neratko, who works in economic development for the town of Dover, Vt., and Greaty Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin.
The two members of the Board of Selectmen asked candidates Edmund St. John IV, Marion Carr, and Thomas Spiro a set of questions. The each were given a half hour to answer and some questions were asked to all three while others were candidate specific.
After whittling down a list of nine applicants, the Selectmen announced the three final candidates Tuesday who will receive final interviews: attorney Edmund St. John IV, Marian Carr of Berkshire County Head Start and Thomas Spiro of Elms College.
It was at her college graduation some 20 years ago when Stacy Parsons was recruited to work in town government.
She became the conservation agent and has been involved in a number of town government functions. Now she is the executive director at Head Start and she's looking to become the town's next town administrator.
Kelli Robbins, the executive secretary in Holland, used a vacation day to prepare and then drive to her interview for the open Lanesborough town administrator position.
And by 10 a.m. she went to the Holland town hall to work. She describes herself as someone who will likely die at her work desk.
The School Committee is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Robert Putnam, who is retiring at the end of the school year. At the same time, it is in talks with North Adams about possibly sharing a top administrator.
A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just the second executive director since the commission was formed in 1967.