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 .

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.

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.



Mattapoisett  Appoints Library Director

The Town of Mattapoisett has appointed Colleen Tierney as the community's new Library Director.  Tierney had been serving in both school and public libraries in Texas, most recently as Director of Library Services in the Kyle Public Library, in Kyle, Texas. The search was facilitated by Community Paradigm Associates.



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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Advancing Job Opportunities












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

Discussing a Key Issue at MMMA

Leadership Lessons

City Manager's Retrospective

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

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.



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.



Community Forum Held in Dedham












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

Lynnfield Community Forum Held



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

Hendricks Earns Praise from Board

Sean Hendricks, appointed as Millbury's Town Manager in October 2020, received highly positive comments from the Board of Selectmen during his six-month performance evaluation.  One Board member noted that Hendricks was immediately "thrown into a lot of fires" and successfully extinguished them.



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

Bourne Selects New Administrator













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

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.

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.

Wong Chosen as South Hadley TA

Winchester Town Manager Lisa Wong was unanimously chosen by the South Hadley Selectboard to serve as the community's next Town Administrator, following a search facilitated by Community Paradigm Associates.

Succession Planning

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.

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.

Moakley Center for Public Management

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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.

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

A New Direction in Norwood

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.



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.

Shrewsbury Town Manager 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.


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.

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.





Fighting Homelessness












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

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.