Three elected Selectmen serve as the Town's chief governing board. They set the policies of the town and ultimately are responsible to the voters for ensuring the proper functioning of all municipal operations. The Selectmen review and approve all contracts and appointments. The Board works closely with the Town Administrator as they make decisions that set the course of action for municipal services.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:00PM
Richmond Town Hall
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Roger Manzolini has a long history of volunteer service to the Town of Richmond, from the chairmanship of the Richmond Recreation Committee to six years on the Planning Board, and now serving in his 21st year as selectman.
An engineer, Roger retired from General Dynamics in 2013 where he was the Technical Manager of Power Systems responsible for the designs and proposals for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile programs. He had been with General Dynamics since 1994. Prior to that, he was with GE in Pittsfield for 22 years. He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and two Masters’ degrees, one in Business Finance from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Computer Science from Union College.
He grew up on Richmond Pond at the Scace Gladiola Farm on Swamp Road. His mother, Mildred Scace, was the daughter of Frank Scace, the flower farmer. Married for 46 years, Roger and his wife, Pamela, a Richmond native have lived in Richmond since 1983.
Neal Pilson/Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Pilson. A graduate of Hamilton College and Yale Law School, Neal and his wife, Frieda, have owned their home in Richmond since 1997 and have been full-time residents since 2010.
Neal was a leader in opposing the construction of wind turbines on Lenox Mountain and the proposed siting of a new pipeline though Richmond. A former Vice Chair of the ZBA and a current member of the Long-Range Planning Committee, Neal was elected to the Select Board in May, 2016. Frieda is a member of the Cultural Council and the Historical Commission. Both served on the 250th Anniversary Committee.
Neal has enjoyed a 50-year career in law and television which included 20 years at CBS where he served as Executive VP of the Broadcast Group and as President of CBS Sports. For the past 22 years he has run his own sports media consulting firm, Pilson Communications, Inc., with an office in Lenox. He also has taught the post-graduate Leadership Skills course at Columbia University for the past 10 years and was recently named to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.