CAMDEN, Maine — Camden’s town manager is resigning at the end of the week, and the Select Board plans to launch a search for her replacement as soon as possible.

Select Board Chairman John French said Town Manager Patricia Finnigan tendered her resignation during a closed-door meeting Wednesday.

“The board voted last night to accept Pat’s resignation,” he said during a Thursday morning phone interview. “We wish her well going forward.”

French wouldn’t say why Finnigan resigned because it stemmed from a personnel discussion held in executive session.

Finnigan didn’t immediately reply to a message requesting comment on Thursday. Her last day will be Friday.

A week before Finnigan’s resignation, Camden residents and skiiers packed into a Select Board meeting demanding answers as to why a pair of vendors were kicked off the slopes of the town-owned and operated Camden Snow Bowl. The town attorney found that the agreement reached between the businesses, ski area and town manager circumvented the local zoning process. The agreements were nixed, and the board ultimately decided to send the business owners to the zoning board of appeals in an effort to get them back on the slopes.

Finnigan shouldered the blame for the zoning oversight during an interview before the meeting.

Finnigan became Camden’s town manager in 2011, leaving her post as Portland’s assistant city manager. Roberta Smith, who served as town manager before Finnigan’s hiring, will return to the role on an interim basis while the town launches a search for a permanent replacement.

French said he plans on discussing the opening with the Maine Municipal Association.

Finnigan’s public service started in 1975, when she won a seat on the Bangor City Council shortly after graduating from the University of Maine. She also served as Auburn’s city manager for 12 years.

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