Camden residents called to volunteer for town manager searchDeadline for applications for committee is Feb. 17
CAMDEN — The Select Board is calling for interested Camden residents to join the Community Search Committee for the town’s next town manager.
Select Board Chairman John French explained that the Board will begin the search process at the end of February, and that interested residents are invited to come forward and submit applications to serve on the Community Search Committee.
The Community Search Committee will consist of five members and will be responsible for reviewing candidates' resumes, rating the resumes, and selecting the highest-rated candidates for a first round of interviews, according to French.
Interested Camden residents may pick up a Committee Interest Form at the town manager's office during normal business hours. The forms must be completed, signed and returned to the town manager's office by the end of business Friday, Feb. 17.
Community Search Committee members will hold an organizational meeting in early March that will be open to the public. At this meeting, public input will be sought on the qualities citizens are looking for in the next town manager.
Thereafter, committee meetings will be closed to the public due to personnel privacy rules.
Once the first round of interviews are completed, the Select Board will review the results, and will conduct second round interviews. The Select Board will then proceed to selecting a new town manager, French said.
The town manager search and hiring process is expected to be completed by late April or early May, according to French.
The Maine Municipal Association has contracted with the town’s Select Board to advertise the opening for a town manager through professional web and print platforms. The deadline for candidates to submit resumes to MMA is Tuesday, Feb. 21.