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Public Service Profile




Town Manager

James M. Kreidler, Jr.


Town Manager, Jim Kreidler, began his professional career as a tenant rights organizer in the Boston Housing Authority in 1988 and two years later, in January 1990, he transitioned to local government service in the capacity of Administrative Assistant to (former) Mayor Charles J. Manca in the City of Gardner, MA. After a five and half year tenure in that position, in July of 1995, he accepted the position of Town Administrator in the Town of Ayer, MA. Kreidler served in Ayer for five and a half years before accepting his current position as Town Manager in Winchendon, MA where he has served since January of 2001.

Town Manager Kreidler is a 1988 graduate of Columbia University in New York City with a BA in government/political science. Additionally, Kreidler earned a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with a local government specialization from Clark University in 1997.