Town Administrator

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Steven Ellis, Town Administrator

Walter Ramsey, Assistant Town Administrator


1 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376


Steve Ellis (413) 863-3200 ext. 110

Walter Ramsey: 413 863 3200 ext. 126



Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Town Administrator is appointed by and works under the policy direction of the Montague Selectboard. The Town Administrator performs a wide range of managerial, supervisory, and administrative functions at the Town-level; oversees budget and finance, grant making, human resources, and technology; manages government, community and media relations; supports department operations and success; contributes to economic and community development; and serves as Personnel Director, Chief Procurement Officer and ADA Coordinator. ADA related files are available here.

Steven Ellis, MPA, has served as Montague's Town Administrator since December 2016. A resident of the Village of Turners Falls since 1994, he previously served as a member of Town Meeting and the Planning Board. He earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from UMass Amherst in 1994 and spent over two decades in public sector management focused on program and policy evaluation for the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute prior to joining Team Montague.

Steve loves his work and the community we share. He encourages you to call, email or stop by his office if you have a question, issue, or are interested in contributing to your community through board or committee work.