Web exclusive, May 2, 2019
Castine closes in on town manager
Final applicants go through first round of interviews
by Monique Labbe
The town of Castine is one step closer to finding its new town manager.
The selectmen, along with help from David Barrett of Maine Municipal Association, have been busy vetting applicants over the last few weeks. The group, along with current Town Manager Jimmy Goodson, Finance Officer Karen Motycka and Town Clerk Sue Macomber, interviewed the final four applicants on Monday, April 29.
Goodson said they started with 18 expressions of interest from people who submitted cover letters and resumes. That field was narrowed down to five before the interview process began.
The fifth applicant will be interviewed at a later date due to a family emergency, according to Goodson.
“I am personally excited about our interviews so far,” said Goodson.
The second round of interviews could begin as early as next week.
Goodson announced his plans to retire in January after five years of serving as the town’s Town Manager and Code Enforcement Officer. His retirement is set for June, provided the right candidate is found.