Manager's Message

For the Week of March 12, 2018

Dawn Francis, Town Manager

Thank You to Those Who Voted on March 6th!

The Town of Colchester would like to thank all the residents who voted on Tuesday, March 6 to pass the Town budget and other very important articles on the ballot. Here is a brief recap of the voting results:

The FY 2019 proposed budget passed

The Charter changes to make the Town Clerk/Treasurer’s position a qualifications-based appointment passed

The agreement to form a union municipal district for regional safety dispatch, the Chittenden County Public Safety Authority (CCPSA), passed.  The CCPSA proposal passed in six of the seven communities that had the opportunity to vote.

You can now find all the official results on our Town Clerk's page. We appreciate your support!

Have you heard that Aaron Frank, Deputy Town Manager has been hired by the Selectboard to become Town Manager on May 1, 2018, after Dawn Francis’ retirement on April 30th? Aaron has been working closely with Ms. Francis for the past 5 years and is well acquainted with the Town’s goals, vision and on-going projects. Mr. Frank will be conducting a candidate search for an Assistant Town Manager soon. We wish Mr. Frank all the best in this next phase of his career at the Town of Colchester!


The Town has a short survey (about 10 minutes to complete) about residents’ priorities for Colchester. Please let us hear from you. You can access the survey from the main page of our website at

OR at

Please participate to help us serve you better. Thank you for taking part!

For more about the Town Manager visit or call (802) 264-5509.