ROCKPORT — After more than a quarter century at Rockport Town Hall, Town Clerk Linda Greenlaw will retire on Jan. 5.

Town Manager Jon Duke gave word of Greenlaw’s retirement at the Select Board meeting in his report Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Linda has served as town clerk for 26 years and served as a deputy clerk for 18 months prior to her promotion to clerk.

Linda is a native to Rockport and grew up not far from the Town Office.

“Linda’s passion for Rockport, its residents, and its history will be impossible to replace, but that is the task before us,” Duke said. “Between Linda’s 26-year tenure and the 30-year tenure of the town clerk who preceded her, Brenda Richardson, that is an amazing 56-year run in Rockport with only two clerks at the helm.”

Duke said it has been “very uncommon” to be in need of a new town clerk, but people interested in the position should reach out to Duke or email

“A celebration of Linda’s tenure will be set for this winter, and we welcome so many of the residents, co-workers, and customers who want to congratulate Linda for an outstanding run,” Duke said.

Details on the celebration will come this fall and those who wish to participate should reach out to Richardson.

A full report given by Duke can be found at this link: