City Manager Search Committee

Committee Overview

The City Manager Search Committee is a task-oriented group that supports the City Council with hiring a new City Manager - the executive overseeing all operations in Winooski. The Committee has been established to facilitate the recruitment and selection process before advancing finalists to the City Council. Committee responsibilities include:

  • discussing the key traits and professional experiences of the next City Manager
  • finalizing a competency matrix and job posting
  • reviewing applications, selecting interview questions, and conducting first-round interviews
  • seeking feedback from the public and the City's Leadership Team/staff



  • Mayor Kristine Lott
  • Deputy Mayor Hal Colston
  • Margaret Bass, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, St. Michael’s College 
  • Ray Coffey, Director of Community Services, City of Winooski 
  • Lt. Justin Huizenga, Winooski Police Department 
  • Sean McMannon, Superintendent, Winooski School District 
  • Ali Nagle, General Manager, the Monkey House 
  • Phoebe Townsend, Human Resources Manager, City of Winooski
  • Irene Webster, Case Manager, AALV