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Arlington Town Manager, Adam Chapdelaine Photo

Mission Statement

In the oversight of day-to-day operations of Town government and through the implementation of Town policy, the Office of the Town Manager strives to manage the effective, efficient, and sustainable delivery of services to the residents of Arlington and remains committed to the dissemination of public information in a transparent, accessible, and accurate manner. The Office of the Town Manager continuously evaluates functions of government and public services to maintain Arlington as a community that provides a high quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

 Name  Title
Adam Chapdelaine Town Manager (pictured above)
Sandy Pooler
Deputy Town Manager 

Ray Santilli

Acting Assistant Town Manager
Kristen DeFrancisco Administrative Assistant
Joan Roman Public Information Officer
Julie Wayman Management Analyst

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Gas Leaks Task Force

The Town Manager's Gas Leaks Task Force includes representation from DPW (Engineering and Tree Division), Sustainable Arlington, the Tree Committee, and Mothers Out Front. National Grid is also a regular attendee at Task Force Meetings. The Task Force was formed to improve the dialogue with National Grid regarding the repair of gas leaks so that the various environmental and public health related impacts of gas leaks can be better mitigated. Arlington has approximately 120 miles of gas distribution main and due to the age of the system, approximately 77 miles of the pipe is considered leak prone since it is cast or wrought iron. National Grid prioritizes leaks by safety level, with some leaks getting immediate attention, while others may take years to repair. These non-hazardous gas leaks have environmental implications if prolonged, especially to trees. The Task Force's focus is on gas leak reduction, coordination with Arlington's Tree planting plan, and repair accountability with National Grid. For more information about this group, contact Adam Chapdelaine, Town Manager, at

Read National Grid's FAQ on Gas Leaks, including what to do if you smell a leak, how leaks are prioritized, and their efforts to address gas leaks in Arlington.

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