Chris Coates

Chris Coates

Chris Coates—Cheshire County, County Administrator

Christopher Coates finishes his seventh year as the County Administrator for Cheshire County in the southwest corner of the State of NH bordering Massachusetts and Vermont. Before joining the County, Chris worked for 22 years for Monadnock Development Services as Director of Outside Services and Development. Chris sat on the Keene City Council for ten years, Keene Board of Education for ten years, and was a NH State Rep for one term. Currently, Chris sits on the Keene Chamber of Commerce Board, the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Hundred Nights Homeless Emergency Shelter and Resource Center Board, and Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities Board; Chris is also a Commissioner for Keene Housing, Executive Committee Member of New Hampshire Association of Counties, and an Advisory Board Member for Monadnock Economic Development Committee.

For the last 9 years, Chris has hosted his own radio show, discussing current local, state, and national news.

Chris, a Keene native, continues to make his residence there with his wife Cari and their two dogs. Chris and Cari have a daughter, Alexandria, who resides in Middletown, Maryland with her husband David and sons Mathia and Vander.