Hope Anderson hired as Dover Chamber Community Events Manager

DOVER – The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce has announced that Hope Anderson from Durham has joined the chamber staff as Community Events Manager, effective immediately.

As Community Events Manager, Anderson will be responsible for the planning and logistics that accompany the execution of the chamber’s community-focused programs, including the Cochecho Arts Festival, Apple Harvest Day, annual awards dinner, raffles and auctions and the Citizens Leadership Academy.

Anderson, a native of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Recreation Management Policy: Program and Event Management, with a minor in Business Administration. Her experience includes a full-time internship with Malloy Events, as well as supervising an after-school program and day camp for Newmarket Recreation. Anderson was a member of the UNH Student Senate and also served as a mentor and tour guide for the university.

“We are delighted to have Hope join our team,” said Margaret Joyce, President of GDCC. “Her background and experience make her an ideal candidate and we look forward to the passion and fresh perspective she will bring to the role of Community Events Manager.”

Portsmouth city manager confirms Woodland as deputy city manager

Suzanne Woodland

PORTSMOUTH — City Manager Karen Conard has announced that after serving as acting Deputy City Manager, Suzanne Woodland is confirmed as Deputy City Manager while continuing to serve as Deputy City Attorney.

In making the announcement, Conard said: “Over the past six months, Advocate Woodland has juggled her responsibilities in legal and municipal management roles, providing competent and efficient service to both departments and the community. There is probably no other person in the city better able to create the necessary synthesis that comes from understanding both how city government works and the legal environment in which the city must operate than Suzanne. She knows and is respected by her colleagues in all City departments, in her profession and in the community. I know that she will continue to be of considerable help and advice to me.

A longtime member of the city’s legal department, Woodland was named acting deputy city manager in August 2021.