BANGOR, Maine — A recruitment firm hired by the city to oversee the search for a new city manager has narrowed the list of candidates down to eight names and, if all goes well, Bangor could have a new administrator by the end of August.
City Council Chairman Richard Stone said Tuesday that he could not release any of the names at this point out of respect to any candidates that might be currently employed.
“The list of eight will be narrowed down further, and I suspect that we will invite a handful of them here for in-person interviews,” Stone said.
Bangor has been without a permanent city manager since last December, when longtime manager Ed Barrett ended a 22-year run as CEO of the Queen City. Barrett had announced his retirement in late October — 18 months before his contract was up — as part of an agreement with city councilors, who expressed a desire to move Bangor in a new direction.