The Bangor City Council is predicted to appoint the city’s longtime finance director as interim metropolis manager on Monday adhering to City Manager Cathy Conlow’s resignation.
Finance Director Debbie Laurie would get workplace on Aug. 5 if permitted by the council. Conlow is leaving her city supervisor role after 12 years to serve as government director of the Maine Municipal Affiliation.
Laurie reported she was “humbled and honored” to be decided on for the purpose of interim city supervisor during the transition.
“Being a town supervisor is truly not my job target, but I’m happy to be equipped to support the city all through this time,” Laurie mentioned.
She claimed her transitional tenure would be just one of the status quo, like continuing perform on a variety of city assignments which include a master strategy for Bangor Worldwide Airport and initiatives similar to broadband world wide web accessibility and photo voltaic electrical power.
Laurie will carry on to provide as finance director whilst interim city manager, however she claimed some tasks may well slide to other workforce within just the finance division. Assistant Town Manager Courtney O’Donnell, who arrived on earlier this yr, will also be an essential element of the changeover, she claimed.
Laurie has worked for the town of Bangor for nearly 3 decades, setting up as an accountant ahead of getting to be finance director in 2001.
As finance director for two many years, Laurie has been included with a lot of metropolis initiatives and offers with most of the city’s departments. She also assisted former Interim Metropolis Manager Robert Farrar among the tenures of previous Bangor City Manager Ed Barrett and Conlow.
Consulting business GovHR United states, which is assisting the council in the town manager look for, met with council users in a workshop assembly on July 6. The organization will deliver the prime candidates to the council, who will have final say on the selecting.
The goal is to retain the services of a new town manager by the end of Oct.