ROCKLAND, Maine — The city manager has put forward a name for a new fire chief.
Chris Whytock has been recommended for the post by City Manager James Chaousis. The city council is scheduled to vote Monday night to confirm Whytock to the post.
Whytock has been with the department for about 15 years. He is a firefighter/emergency medical technician. He is a native of Dixfield and went to Dirigo High School and Southern Maine Technical College.
He would succeed Adam Miceli, who has served as acting chief for the post two years following the resignation of Charles Jordan Jr. The city council did not fill the chief position for two years as a way to save money. Miceli served as chief and assistant chief.
Miceli announced earlier this year he would not seek the post on a long-term basis and did not apply for the position.