City Council

The City of Claremont operates under a City Council/City Manager form of government. City Council members are elected every two years. Elections are held in November.

The City Council is responsible for:

  • establishing City policies,
  • establishing procedures, and
  • fiscal management.

Please feel free to contact a member of the City Council.  Please note that correspondence sent to Councilors’ City email addresses are considered public documents and may be subject to RSA 91-A.

The City Council meets at City Hall in Council Chambers on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at  6:30 PM.

Meeting Recordings:



Water & Sewer Rate Analysis 3/24/2021

Board Members
Term Expires
Dale Girard

Dale Girard is a lifelong resident of the City of Claremont.  He is a 1985 Graduate of Stevens High School.  Dale purchased the family business in 1999 which he continues to own and operate utilizing current business practices. In 2002 he completed his Paramedic Certificate Program from the New England EMS Institute.  In 2007 he completed an Associates in Business Degree. 


He met Allyn in 2005 and they were married in 2007.  Dale has a daughter Erica and son Dale Jr. both of whom graduated from Stevens High School.  Erica and her husband Jason live in Enfield with daughters Alice and Nora.  Dale Jr and his wife Kimberly live in Claremont with their sons, Ryan and Theodore.

Dale was past President of the former Rotary Club of Claremont.  Dale has served on the Airport Advisory Board and Planning Board. 


When Dale is not working, he enjoys spending time enjoying the outdoors in Pittsburg, NH.   Dale enjoys traveling.  He is especially happy when he gets to pilot his Piper Arrow. 

Assistant Mayor
Debora Matteau

First and foremost, I am a wife, mom, and nana.  I have been married to my wonderful hubby, Denis Matteau, for nearly 40 years.   We live in the Bluff area and have owned our home for over 25 years.   I have two adult children whom I am very proud of.  My daughter, Danielle, oversees programs and events for the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with her Masters in non-profit leadership in May.   She and her husband, Jim, live in Delaware.   My son, Jeffrey is an RN and works with the elderly and he and his husband, Chad, live in Windsor with my grandson, Brayden (who is five and is the absolute light of my life...if you're a grandparent, you get this!).   For 24 years, I have served as the General Manager of a successful property management firm headquartered in downtown Claremont.  I design and manage a $2.5 million budget, making all fiscal decisions.  We have 150 residential rental units, and another 40 commercial rental units, some in Claremont and some in Florida.   I love Claremont.  I feel blessed to be able to live here!

Councilor, Ward I
Andrew O'Hearne
Councilor, Ward II
Brian Zutter
Councilor, Ward III
Jonathan Hayden
Councilor, At Large
Wayne Hemingway
Councilor, At Large
Nicholas Koloski

Nicholas J. Koloski is 4th generation Claremont native. Koloski has been a member of the local business community since the age of 15. He wears many hats to include restaurateur, call firefighter for the City, volunteer firefighter in VT, NH based location manager/scout, and film producer/location producer. Koloski also provides location scouting services to ABC New NY and has Location Produced for PBS. Prior public service includes a 3-year term on the New Hampshire Film Commission as well as a member of a Governors Task Force on the Recruitment and Retention of a Younger Workforce in which he represented the creative economy. Currently, he is serving his 6th 2-year term as a Claremont City Councilor and has served on many local boards and commissions. 

Councilor, At Large
William Limoges
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