Appointments and Promotions

Hillary Washburn was promoted to the Librarian I, providing library services and programs to patrons and other customers at Keene Public Library’s Youth and Community Engagement Division. She has been with the City for two years and holds a Master’s in Library Media from Plymouth State University.

Ben Albert now is Airport Maintenance Technician, where he plans, coordinates and performs routine and seasonal maintenance, inspections, general and emergency repairs of airport grounds, systems and buildings. An employee since early 2016, he holds a Bachelor’s from Keene State College in Applied Computer Science, with a minor in Business Management.
Linda Boisvert was appointed to Parking Services Technician because of her daily oversight of Parking’s administrative office and financial activities and coordination of operations with various City departments, vendors, downtown residents and businesses, and the public. A graduate of Mascenic Regional High School in New Ipswich, she has been with the City since 2004.

Barbara DiNapoli has become Senior Paralegal in the City Attorney’s Office. She provides support to the City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney. She will continue to prepare legal documents, research issues, respond to Right-to-Know law requests under state law, as well as all other support. She has been with the City 22 years and holds an Associate’s from Keene State College.

Andrea Madaglia now is Administrative Assistant I in the Public Works Department. In addition to supporting its management team and all Public Works divisions, she prepares weekly payroll and develops communication pieces implementing a proactive outward-facing communication strategy using social media, press releases and other authorized platforms. Hired in 2015, her Bachelor’s from Salisbury University is in Marketing/Management with a Human Resources Certification.

Corinne Marcou has assumed responsibility as Administrative Assistant I for the Community Development Department, providing support for all department divisions, which include planning, code enforcement, and health. She also serves as Clerk of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. With the City for 13 years, she graduated from Castle College and from University of Southern Maine in Early Childhood Education.

Brianne Rafford-Varley now serves as Recreation Manager. She is responsible for the development, marketing, scheduling, implementation, oversight and evaluation of recreation programs, park facilities and events. She takes the lead in planning and implementing community events, specialized programs, sports leagues, exercise groups, trips, pools and summer camps, as well as recruits and supervises staff working these programs. Her Bachelor’s is in Mathematics Education, earned from Keene
State College, followed by a Master’s from Plymouth State University in Experiential Learning and Development.

Susan Bloom was appointed Assistant Library Director. She will manage, plan, coordinate and provide public services to meet the current and emerging needs of the Library, as well as supervise and evaluate the activities and performance of the Technical Services and Adult Services divisions. Leads and participates in planning the development of public services. Her Bachelor’s was earned at California State University Fullerton in Finance/Economics. She also earned a Master’s in Library Science from San Jose State University. She holds membership in the American Library Association and the Public Library Association.

Elizabeth Butler transferred to Administrative Assistant I for the Finance Department, providing support for Accounting Division activities and maintaining effective operations among accounting, other finance divisions, human resources and other City departments. Beth also will organize capital and operating budget documents to compile the published documents. She attained a Bachelor’s in English from Smith College. She joined the City part-time almost five years ago.

Thaddeus Chotain was promoted to Recycler I/Attendant. He will assist on the upper level, overseeing public refuse drop off, public scrap metal drop off, household hazardous waste reuse center, demolition transfer and disposal, and public brush and compost drop off. Ted retired from the Highway Division of Public Works in 2020, then was rehired to a temporary contract position at Solid Waste. He attended National University and Chapman College, both in California.

Chad Guyette was promoted to Lead Mechanic in the Public Works Department’s Fleet Services Division. His new responsibilities will be to help provide day-to-day oversight in the planning, scheduling, and implementation of work associated with the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and heavy equipment, as well as to perform inspections, diagnostics, preventive maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. Chad is a Keene High School graduate, extended his vocational knowledge through Keene Community Education, and joined the City 11 years ago.

Jeremy LaPlante assumes the position of Training Officer with his promotion to Fire Lieutenant. He carries out instructional and administrative functions relating to comprehensive, continuous job-related education of all department personnel in the technical areas fire, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, as well as wellness. He holds various professional certifications and serves with the U.S. Air Force.

Tyler Hotin was successful in becoming Water/Sewer Service Aide I in the Drinking Water/Wastewater Treatment Operations Division of Public Works. He moves there from the Water/Sewer Division. He holds both Water Distribution and Water Treatment Grade 1 licenses, in addition to his Commercial Driver’s License. He has been with the City almost six years. Tyler holds a Bachelor’s from the University of New Hampshire in Wildlife Conservation and Biology.

Sage Gould was hired as a Library Aide on a part-time basis. She attained her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Social Justice Leadership, from the University of New Hampshire. She most recently was employed by UNH in its Photography Department.

Zachary Adams was promoted to Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator. Hired in 2003, he has worked in the Public Works Laboratory since 2007. Ensuring that the pretreatment of industrial and domestic wastewater complies with all City, State and Federal requirements and regulations. His responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and performing tests on industrial effluent and performing bacteriological and chemical analysis of water and/or wastewater. Zach’s Bachelor’s is from the University of New Hampshire in Environmental and Resource Economics.

Robert Constable was chosen as Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer, where he will to direct the operations of the Finance Department’s Accounting Division, including payroll, payables, receivables, fixed assets, trust accounting and grant management. He also will assist in the preparation and monitoring of City budgets and citywide financial operations in compliance with accounting standards. His Bachelor of Science was earned at Green Mountain College, where he majored in both Accounting and Business Management. He previously was Manager of Treasury at Metropolitan District Commission in Hartford, Connecticut, with responsibilities in cash management, debt management, and risk management.

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