Meet the New Town Manager!!


The Meet the Town Manager June gatherings are a joint effort of the Town and Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor, during which residents can once again enjoy food and friends, celebrate our strengths, and build a shared vision for Hardwick’s future.

David (Opie) Upson assumed the position of Town Manager in September 2021. Raised in Hardwick, he has deep insight into our community. He is committed to building toward a great future for the town. “I am looking forward to meeting folks in the community that I don’t know and speaking with those I haven’t spoken with since becoming the Town Manager. In my opinion, it is important for the community to celebrate our successes and work together to address our challenges to become stronger and more resilient.”

Five neighborhood host teams first gathered in April to plan their own neighborhood gathering. Although each team is creatively customizing their individual event, each will include:

*** a shared meal (including community contributions)

*** time to hear from our Town Manager about his background and vision for Hardwick

*** an opportunity to discuss both what is good about living in Hardwick and also what will improve life for you, your family and the town as a whole.

Ideas from these meetings will be documented to benefit town leaders and community groups as they confront many upcoming decisions.

Although we anticipate that each gathering will largely draw from the immediate neighborhood, residents are welcome at any of the following evening events, starting at 5:30 PM:

June 6 Atkins Field

June 15 Brochu Pole Barn – West Hill

June 20 Atkins Field

June 22 Mackville Pond

June 27 East Hardwick Grange

Each neighborhood host team will provide more detailed information about their upcoming event in the coming weeks. The town website will also provide more detailed information. Questions? Call 802-441-3301.