The City of Claremont operates under a City Council / City Manager form of government. The City Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the city, and updates the City Council at regularly scheduled meetings.
Ed Morris has served as the City manager for the City of Claremont since September 23, 2019. Upon his appointment, Ed had over 23 years of government service.
Ed’s career in public service started in 1996 when joined the Chubbuck, Idaho Volunteer Fire Department. In September of 1999, he was hired as a professional firefighter for the City of Twin Falls, Idaho. In 2006, Ed was elected into union leadership and spent the next 9 years serving on the local executive team as lead negotiator, with five of those years serving as union president. During this time, Ed worked hand-in-hand with the City Manager, on many department, city and statewide issues, which ultimately inspired him to return to school and focus on a career in municipal management.
Ed earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Colorado Technical University. He then continued on to earn a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from The University of Missouri’s Harry S. Truman College of Public Affairs.
After spending a year as the Assistant to the City Manager (Intern) in Jerome, Idaho, he was hired, in February of 2016, as the Town Manager for the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont, where he served until being appointed by the City of Claremont.
Ed’s diverse background has set the stage for his collaborative approach to management. He understands that it takes a team approach, both inside and outside of the organization to make a city successful.