The Town Administrator, who serves as the Chief Administrative Officer, oversees the administration of all town affairs and supervises town departments that are placed in his charge. Appointed by the Board of Selectmen, it is the Town Administrator's job to implement and manage all policies, programs and procedures that have been implemented by the Board. Additionally, the Town Administrator is responsible for budget preparation, hiring personnel, and negotiating labor contracts. The Town Administrator is the chief procurement officer and is also in charge of all town property rental and use, except school property. The Town Administrator also appoints a number of department heads, boards and committees and chairs the Town Wide Planning Committee
Leon A. Gaumond Jr.
Mr. Gaumond was appointed as West Boylston’s second ever Town Administrator in November 2004. He previously served in a similar role in the greater Springfield town of East Longmeadow and prior to that served as the Chief of Staff to State Representative Paul E. Caron of Springfield.
He received his Bachelors’ Degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and he received his Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from American International College in Springfield. He has also completed certificate program in Public Performance Measurement with Rutgers University.
He is a member of the American Society of Public Administration, the International City/County Management Association, and is a former President of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association.
Leon and his wife Candace have five children, Amber, Ian, Bryienna, Leon III, and Adeleine.