Sun Staff Report

LITTLETON -- Three candidates with strong ties to the area will interview to become the town's next administrator on Tuesday.

Finalists announced by the Board of Selectmen are:

n Steve Sadwick, Tewksbury assistant town manager.

n Kellie Hebert, Topsfield town administrator. Hebert has worked in government administrative roles in Lowell and Chelmsford from 1997 to 2011.

n Nina Nazarian, Princeton town administrator. Nazarian served as assistant town administrator in Tyngsboro from 2012-2015, and as acting town administrator for six months in 2014.

Town Administrator Keith Bergman retired at the end of October.

Twenty-five candidates applied, according to a final memo to selectmen from the Town Administrator Selection Committee.

That committee selected nine for interviews; two withdrew. That committee forwarded five names to Ryan Strategies Group, which gave the five semifinalists a series of assessments.

The group the selected the three finalists.

Selectmen will interview the three finalists on Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall.