BANGOR — City Manager Ed Barrett has been named a finalist for the vacant city administrator position in Lewiston, just one week after city councilors in Bangor encouraged him to retire.
Barrett, 62, confirmed Thursday that he was approached late last week by officials in Lewiston about a position there that has been vacant since July.
“I called them back Monday and said I was interested,” he said. “They invited me to come down and interview last evening.”
Denis Jean, human resources director for the city of Lewiston, said Barrett has been added to a short list of finalists for the position. The three others are Phil Nadeau, Lewiston’s assistant city administra-tor since 1999; Jeffrey Kobrock, former city manager of Gardiner; and John “Doug” Harris, former Fal-mouth town manager.