The Bangor City Council is envisioned to appoint the city’s longtime finance director as interim city supervisor on Monday next Metropolis Supervisor Cathy Conlow’s resignation.
Finance Director Debbie Laurie would choose business on Aug. 5 if accredited by the council. Conlow is leaving her city supervisor part immediately after 12 years to serve as govt director of the Maine Municipal Affiliation.
Laurie reported she was “humbled and honored” to be decided on for the role of interim town manager through the changeover.
“Being a town supervisor is seriously not my career purpose, but I’m delighted to be equipped to assist the town all through this time,” Laurie reported.
She explained her transitional tenure would be just one of the position quo, including continuing operate on a variety of city initiatives which include a learn prepare for Bangor Worldwide Airport and initiatives linked to broadband world wide web obtain and solar strength.
Laurie will go on to serve as finance director though interim metropolis manager, although she mentioned some jobs might tumble to other staff in the finance division. Assistant Town Manager Courtney O’Donnell, who came on earlier this yr, will also be an important section of the transition, she reported.
Laurie has worked for the town of Bangor for approximately three decades, starting as an accountant right before becoming finance director in 2001.
As finance director for two many years, Laurie has been concerned with numerous metropolis initiatives and discounts with most of the city’s departments. She also assisted former Interim Town Supervisor Robert Farrar among the tenures of former Bangor Metropolis Supervisor Ed Barrett and Conlow.
Consulting firm GovHR Usa, which is helping the council in the city supervisor look for, satisfied with council associates in a workshop assembly on July 6. The agency will deliver the best candidates to the council, who will have closing say on the employing.
The target is to seek the services of a new metropolis supervisor by the end of October.