Photo: Jessica Porter in action before the Board of Selectmen.
Jessica Porter, who spent six years as Bedford’s assistant town manager before coming to lead Belmont’s human resources department in 2015, will be taking the helm of town government as she was named “acting” town administrator by the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday, July 30, when the town’s administrator Patrice Garvin is out on vacation from Aug. 4 to 11.
Porter will consult with Selectmen Chair Adam Dash on all other than routine actions.
A native of upstate New York, Porter has a Master in Public Administration from Suffolk and a BA from Vermont. In Bedford, Porter worked closely with elected officials, appointed citizen committees, and town staff. She was involved in the development of a long-term capital budget program, the town’s community preservation programs, and affordable housing programs.