Selectmen Pleased with Town Administrator, But Challenges Ahead
The selectmen presented their annual review of Town Administrator Martha White on Monday night.
Natick Town Administrator Martha White faced her annual review with the Board of Selectmen Monday night, highlighting successess in 2011 and areas that need improvement.
Four of the selectmen weighed in on the review, rating White on a one to five scale, on her performancns, long-range planning, short-term response and project goals. White earned between a four and five (five being the highest score) in all categories, except for project goals, for which she earned an average of 3.7 from the four selectmen that contributed to the review. Selectman Nick Mabardy chose not to provide feedback as he was newly elected during the year under review.
"In general, the board felt that the town administrator, in my opinion...is doing a good job," said Selectman Carol Gloff, who said few scores marked by each of the board members were lower than a three.
"Overall, I'm very pleased with this review. I welcome what I'll characterize as constructive criticism—areas where the board would like to see some improvement," said White, who said she looks forward to the challenges she knows are ahead, such as the consolidation of town departments.
"Ms. White does an outstanding job on behalf of the residents and taxpayers of the town," Selectman Joshua Ostroff said.
The full review will be available on the Town of Natick website as are the Town Administrator's goals for 2012.