Relationship Building

White Ribbon Day













Bernard Lynch, as City Manager of Lowell, Mass., in 2013, gives the keynote address at a White Ribbon Day event at City Hall.

Seeking Stability in Southampton

Southampton takes steps to have a more centralized, effective town government and hires a new Town Administrator.

Succession Planning

Community Paradigm Associates is conducting the search for Norwood's next General Manager. Principal Bernard Lynch recently facilitated a community forum  to hear residents' input regarding the skills and experience they would like to see in  the town's next General Manager.



Fighting Homelessness












Bernard Lynch speaks in Lowell at the Homecoming 2012: Honoring Achievements in Ending Chronic Homelessness event.

Bernard Lynch, Principal of Community Paradigm Associates, was selected to facilitate relationship building between Longmeadow’s Board of Selectmen and Town Manager.

Wellesley Executive Director Search

​Community Paradigm Associates’ Principal Bernard Lynch led the recruiting efforts for the Town of Wellesley’s next Executive Director of General Government Services.  More than 70 well-qualified applicants applied for the prestigious position, which ultimately went to Upton Town Manager Blythe Robinson following a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen.

Comcast Newsmakers











As a guest on the Comcast Newsmakers program, Bernard Lynch discusses the importance of diversity in government and communities.

Bernard Lynch participated on a panel discussion regarding succession planning at a November 2016 Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association seminar.

Norwood Selects New Manager

Norwood's Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Adams Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco as the Town's next General Manager.

Finalists Announced for  Natick TA Post

Three finalists are vying for the position as Natick's next Town Administrator following an extensive search by the Natick Screening Committee, which was facilitated by Community Paradigm Associates.

Moakley Center for Public Management

What's New


Please take a moment to check out some of our involvements.

Lynnfield Community Forum Held



Bernard Lynch, of Community Paradigm Associates, speaks to members of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association regarding the importance of forensic audits and risk management.

Providence COO Chosen to Lead Natick

The Natick Board of Selectmen voted to appoint Melissa Malone, the Chief Operating Officer of Providence, R.I., as the community's next Town Administrator.

Successful Search in Leicester

Community Paradigm Associates' search for Leicester's next Town Administrator ended successfully with the hiring of David Genereux, who has more than 25 years of experience in the municipal sector.

Amherst Town Manager Search

Bernard Lynch, principal of Community Paradigm Associates, headed the search for the community of Amherst’s new Town Manager.  Ultimately, Paul Bockelman, the former administration and finance director for the Massachusetts Municipal Association, was selected from an impressive field of candidates.

Governmental Structure











Bernard Lynch (third from right) serves on a panel with former Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien (center) and former Chelsea City Manager and current Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash (far right) discussing the benefits of the City Manager form of government at The Research Bureau’s 29th Annual Meeting held in Worcester.

Natick TA Search Community Forum



Town Administrator Hired in Plympton

Community Paradigm Associates completed its work in Plympton with the Board of Selectmen's hiring of the Town's first Town Administrator. Elizabeth Dennehy, the community development director in Walpole, was selected for the position.

Advancing Job Opportunities












Bernard Lynch speaks at a Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board event.

Bernard Lynch was selected by students as the faculty speaker at the 2014 graduation of Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management, Massachusetts Municipal Association Local Government Certificate Program.

Leadership Lessons

Shrewsbury Town Manager Search

City Manager's Retrospective

Bernard Lynch, Principal of Community Paradigm Associates, listens closely during a community forum regarding the Lynnfield Town Administrator search.

Community Paradigm Associates’ Principal Bernard Lynch led the successful recruiting efforts for the Town of Shrewsbury’s next Town Manager. A total of 66 candidates applied for the position and, following a winnowing of candidates to three finalists, Leicester Town Administrator Kevin Mizikar was selected.


Bernard Lynch, of Community Paradigm Associates, facilitates a community forum discussing the search for Natick's next Town Administrator.

A New Direction in Norwood

Discussing a Key Issue at MMMA

Bernard Lynch, of Community Paradigm Associates, discusses the importance of effective leadership in local government  at the Massachusetts  Municipal Association Boot Camp 2016.

Bernard Lynch discusses his tenure as Lowell City Manager from 2006-2014 on the cable access show Threads.

Plympton Search Making Strides

Candidates from across the region have applied to become Plympton's first -ever Town Administrator  during Community Paradigm Associates' search  to locate the right candidate for Plympton .