Clark named new Warren town manager
Warren — Elaine Clark of Waldoboro was named town manager Oct. 2 during a selectmen's meeting at the town office.
Selectmen chose her from the field of 28 applicants. Her first day on the job will be Nov. 1.
Clark comes to Warren with 15 years of management experience. During her career, she has managed between five and 60 employees at a given time.
She has resided in Maine since 1986, except for a brief time spent in Connecticut. Clark purchased a farm in Waldoboro last summer, and looks forward to making a long-term commitment to the town of Warren, as described in her cover letter.
Clark's compensation will be $75,000, according to Doug Pope, chairman of the selectmen.
Glenn Aho, who has served as interim town manager since November 2012, will assist in the transition, pending funds.
"Going forward, I will continue to assist towns with administrative hiring processes and other human resource matters," said Aho.
Other areas he will assist in are identifying savings and efficiencies, and helping to establish performance measures for improved accountability.
"Sometimes it is best to have an outside opinion of how a town is operating on the inside," Aho said.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc. com.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.