Title: Municipal Manager (Retired)
Company: Town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Location: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, United States
David W. Owen, Retired Municipal Manager for the Town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in local government.
Through his experience as a member of the Peace Corps from 1970 until 1972, Mr. Owen found that he had a passion for working with community organizations. Prior to traveling to Costa Rica to work with the Peace Corps, he had earned a Bachelor of Science in business management from Eastern Illinois University. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Owen obtained a Master’s in community development from Southern Illinois University. Later, in 1984, he acquired a Master’s of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government within Harvard University.
From 2006 until 2018, Mr. Owen excelled as the town manager for the Town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. By this point, he had come a long way from his first professional role as the executive director for the North Central Illinois Council of Governments. His experiences throughout the years played an important role in his career advancements. From 1989 until 1998, Mr. Owen served as the town administrator for the Town of Burlington, Massachusetts, going on to relocate to the Town of Salem, New Hampshire, in 1999. In the years that followed, he worked with the Town of Milton, Massachusetts, and the Town of Maynard, Massachusetts, before taking on his position in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Maintaining affiliation with the International City Management Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners, Mr. Owen is listed in the 55th edition of Who’s Who in America.
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