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Selectmen and Town Manager

The Town of Andover elects a five member Board of Selectmen to staggered three-year terms. The Board generally meets twice a month on a Monday evening. For a schedule of upcoming meetings, please check the Meeting List. You can also click agenda to view the contents of the most current Selectmen's Meeting Agenda.

The mailing address for the Board of Selectmen is:

Town Offices
36 Bartlet Street
Andover, MA 01810

You can also send email to a Board of Selectmen mailbox. Please note that messages sent to this address will be printed and copied for the selectmen once a week. You will not receive an email reply to messages sent to the Board of Selectmen mailbox. To send email to the Board of Selectmen mailbox, click here:

The current Board members and their term expiration dates appear below:

Mary T. O'Donoghue

Mary T. O'Donoghue, Chair:

Ms. O'Donoghue's current Selectman term ends in March 2017.

Alexander J. Vispoli

Alexander J. Vispoli, Vice Chair:

Alex was first elected to the Board of Selectmen in March of 2004. Alex is a member of the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association (MSA) Executive Committee and is the current MSA representative for Essex and Middlesex Counties. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Board of Directors and a member of the Governor's Local Government Advisory Commission. Alex's community service includes volunteering for Boy Scouts, coaching Andover Youth Sports, a member of The Knights of Columbus and Service Club of Andover. Ann and Alex live on Alison Way and have four children.

Mr. Vispoli's current Selectman term ends in March 2016.

Paul Salafia

Paul J. Salafia, Secretary:

Paul was elected to the Andover Board of Selectmen in March of 2011. Paul served on the Andover Planning Board for 17 years and has also served as Andover’s Commissioner to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, the Andover Council on Aging, the Town Yard Task Force, member of the Andover Rotary Club, Andover Historical Society, Service Club of Andover, Lawrence Boys and Girls Club Director, Northeastern University Advisory Board as well as the Lanam Club board of directors. Paul is a father of 2 boys, a grandfather of 5 and resides with his wife Margaret on the former Walnuthurst Dairy Farm on South Main St., in Andover.

Mr. Salafia's current Selectman term ends in March 2016.

Daniel H. Kowalski

Daniel H. Kowalski:

Dan was first elected to the Board of Selectmen in March of 2012. Dan holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from UMass Dartmouth. Dan is married to Kristin (Monahan) Kowalski and has two daughters, Emily and Grace, who attend Andover Public Schools. Dan’s public service includes serving on the South School Council, South School PTO as VP and co-President, Andover Youth Foundation Board, Andover Finance Committee and has coached soccer for Andover Soccer Association. Professionally, Dan has worked for IBM for over 22 years; most recently focusing in the area of internal application and process controls. Dan also has over 15 years part-time law enforcement experience and holds the professional designations; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/IT (CIPP/IT).

Mr. Kowalski’s current Selectman term ends in March 2018.

Robert Landry

Robert A. Landry:

Mr. Landry’s current Selectman term ends in March 2018.

Interim Town Manager Lawrence Murphy

Interim Town Manager, Lawrence Murphy:

Assistant Town Manager Steven S. Bucuzzo

Assistant Town Manager, Steven S. Bucuzzo:

Steve Bucuzzo was appointed Andover's Assistant Town Manager in June, 2001. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Prior to coming to Andover Steve served as Town Administrator for Rockport, MA; as Budget & Management Assistant for Wellesley, MA; and as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Airborne Infantry. Steve lives in Haverhill with his wife Lynette.

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