Friday, October 20, 2006

Williamstown's town manager open to questions for Wednesday chamber dinner discussion

This news release was supplied by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – October 16, 2006 – Williamstown, like other communities in Berkshire County and the State, faces a number of challenges and opportunities. A unique example of interactive government will be offered at the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce’s Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, October 25 when Peter L. Fohlin, Williamstown Town Manager, discusses plans to meet the challenges and opportunities the town faces. In designing his presentation, Fohlin will prepare background information and answers to questions that are submitted by the public in advance of the meeting. Anyone wishing to submit a question in advance may do so by e-mailing it to by Monday, Oct. 23. Through this process, Fohlin hopes to get a snapshot of what is on the collective minds of the region’s business community.

Since 2000, Fohlin has been Williamstown’s Town Manager. Previously, he was the Town Administrator for Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard for six years. Fohlin’s diversity of experience includes being on the Board of Selectmen for the town of Shirley, MA, as well as working as a small business consultant and financial litigation consultant. Additionally, he has held management positions in manufacturing and in the implementation of accounting systems. Mr. Fohlin received a Masters of Business Administration in Finance degree from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in organizational behavior, from Clark University.

Please join us for Peter Fohlin’s presentation on Wednesday, October 25th at the Williams College Faculty House, 968 Main Street, Williamstown. A social hour with cash bar will begin at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by dessert and presentation.

Reservations are being accepted immediately by calling the Chamber Office at 413.458.9077 or e-mailing at (Please include your name, business, telephone number and entrée choice.) Please indicate your choice of one of the following entrées:
* Artichoke Chicken
* Baked Marinated Salmon
* Eggplant Strata

Please reserve by Oct. 20. Cancellations after this date will not be accepted. Members $25.00 and Non-Members $30.00. If invoice is required, please request when making reservations. Payment is made payable to the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce and is remitted at the meeting.
Kathleen McDonald
Executive Director
413.458.9077 telephone e-mail


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