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Introducing Our Very First Town Administrator

posted Oct 9, 2018, 6:14 PM by Goshen Webmaster

It is with great pleasure the Selectboard announces the appointment of Ira Brezinsky to the position of Goshen Town Administrator. We are very much looking forward to working with Ira as we work to improve opportunities for all of Goshen’s stakeholders. Please feel free to call or email him or simply stop in to the office and say “hi”.


His contact information is:

Email: ibrezinsky@gmail.com

Work phone: 413-268-8236

Cell phone: 413-219-5577


The following is a brief background that Ira has provided:


I am thrilled and honored to begin my service as Goshen’s first Town Administrator effective October 3, 2018. In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to meeting many of the folks in town and quickly learn about the values, issues, challenges, and aspirations that are important to all community members.


I am a life-long Massachusetts resident. Born and raised in the Boston area, I moved to western Massachusetts to attend the University of Massachusetts where I earned a bachelor’s degree. While at UMass, I met my wife, Shelly, and we have lived in the same house in South Hadley since 1978. We have four adult children and two grandchildren, all currently living in greater Boston. In my spare time I love to play tennis, music, hike and ski.


I have been a business owner and manager in the consumer electronics industry for the past 38 years and retired from that business earlier this summer. Along with my business background, I have a good deal of municipal government experience in South Hadley in a wide range of appointed and elected positions, including Select Board, School Committee, Appropriations Committee, Capital Planning, among others.


As Goshen’s Town Administrator, I pledge to work diligently, creatively, and collaboratively in support of residents, businesses, town officials and staff, and the regional schools. I am excited to be working with such wonderful people in this idyllic place and look forward to assisting in every way possible as together we strive to capitalize on Goshen’s incredible natural beauty and long, proud history.