Community Paradigm Selected

North Attleborough, which recently approved a Home Rule Charter changing its form of government to Council-Manager, selected Community Paradigm Associates to assist in the search for the community's first Town Manager.

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.

Marino Chosen as  Ipswich Manager

Following a search facilitated by Community Paradigm Associates, Anthony Marino was unanimously selected to serve as Town Manager of Ipswich.



Northfield Holds Community Forum

The Northfield Selectboard is holding a community forum, facilitated by Bernard Lynch of Community Paradigm Associates, to hear residents' thoughts  regarding what experience and attributes they believe the next Town Administrator should possess.

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.

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

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.

Natick TA Search Community Forum



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.

What's New


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Lynnfield Community Forum Held



City Manager's Retrospective

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

Seeking Stability in Southampton

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

Dedham Appoints Goodwin as Manager

Leon Goodwin, an attorney who was previously town manager in Salem, N.H., and was a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department for the past two years, was unanimously appointed by the Dedham Board of Selectmen to be the community's next Town Manager. Goodwin is slated to start work in Dedham on November 1st.



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.

Bourne Selects New Administrator













Following interviews, Bourne Selectmen unanimously voted to appoint Anthony Schiavi as the community's next Town Administrator.

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

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.

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

Advancing Job Opportunities












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

Succession Planning

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.

Shrewsbury Manager Gets High Marks

The Town Manager of Shrewsbury was given high scores by the Board of Selectmen in his performance evaluation following his first year on the job. Community Paradigm Associates facilitated the search that resulted in Town Manager Kevin Mizikar being selected by the Board.

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

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 .

Shrewsbury Town Manager Search



Community Forum Held in Dedham












Bernard Lynch, Principal of Community Paradigm, discusses the process for hiring a Town Manager in Dedham.

Leadership Lessons

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.

Northfield Selects Town Administrator

Andrea Llamas was appointed as Northfield's next Town Administrator by unanimous vote of the Selectboard, with members noting Llamas' experience and knowledge of Franklin County.



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.


Discussing a Key Issue at MMMA

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.

Lombardi Chosen to Lead Brewster

Brewster's Select Board unanimously voted to appoint Peter Lombardi, the Town Administrator of Wenham, as Brewster's next Town Administrator, calling him an "exceptional candidate" and noting his commitment to citizen engagement. The search was guided by Community Paradigm Associates.

Weston  Appoints New Town Manager

Leon Gaumond, Town Administrator of Sturbridge, was selected to be Weston's new Town Manager from an initial field of 43 applicants.



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

A New Direction in Norwood

Rutland Town Administrator Sworn In

Michael Nicholson, former executive aide to Gardner Mayor Mark P. Hawk,  was sworn in by Town Clerk Anita Carlson at the start of his first day on the job as Rutland's new Town Administrator.



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.

Moakley Center for Public Management

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.



Fighting Homelessness












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

Comcast Newsmakers











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