Welcome to Barre, Massachusetts

The Town of Barre is a small rural community located 61 miles from Boston, almost exactly in the center of the State, and covers 44.8 square miles. It has a population of 5,365 is bordered by Phillipston on the north, Hubbardston on the northeast, Rutland and Oakham on the southeast, New Braintree on the south, Hardwick on the southwest, and Petersham on the northwest. Barre is 22 miles northwest of Worcester has a latitude of 42.422N, a longitude of 72.105W and and elevation of 784 feet above sea level. The form of government is Board of Selectmen and open town meeting.

The community was named after Isaac Barré, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the taxation of America.

The town of Barre did not start out as the "Town of Barre". From the beginning of the earliest kept records Barre was part of Rutland. The town was part of the Naquag grant and was made the "Northwest District of Rutland in 1749. In 1774 the town incorporated and was called "Hutchinson". Two years later a petition for a different name resulted in it being called "Barre", with a population of 734. During the Industrial Revolution, it became known for its production of farming equipment and palm leaf hats. During the Civil War it supplied much of the gunpowder used by the Union Army.

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The Town of Barre (Pop. 5,023, $11.9 mil budget) is seeking qualified applicants for Town Administrator to serve as Chief Administrative Officer of the Town. 

The successful candidate will possess: excellent leadership qualities, exceptional communication

(oral and written) skills, including successful grant-writing record; experience with municipal finances/budget, procurement and Mass. General Laws; human resources/personnel knowledge and experience, ability to think creatively and imaginatively; and a strong commitment and desire to work collaboratively with town department heads, employees, boards, committees and citizens.

The Town Administrator plays a crucial role in the town’s overall planning, management, organization, stability, direction and growth.  The position works under the three-member board of selectmen.

View the complete job description at:  www.townofbarre.com

Job requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field (masters preferred); two to five years of related experience with a minimum of one year in a managerial position. Salary range commensurate with experience.

Please transmit cover letter, resume and three professional references electronically and no later than April 14, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Town of Barre Bylaws:

Winter Parking Ban

Snow Removal Ban

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