Meet Warren's new town manager at reception
Warren — Townspeople are invited to meet new Town Manager Elaine Clark during a Wednesday, Nov. 13 reception, beginning at 6 p.m. at the town office.
Clark began her new duties Nov. 4; interim Manager Glenn Aho will help during the transition. Clark replaces longtime Manager Grant Watmough, who retired last November.
The reception will allow selectmen to introduce Clark, an attorney with extensive experience in educational and state management, and give Clark a chance to meet residents and staff members.
Refreshments will be served. Selectmen, who meet every other Wednesday, will hold a regular meeting after the reception at 7 p.m.
“I think this is an exciting time for Warren and the board is eager to begin work with Mrs. Clark,” said Selectmen Chairman Doug Pope in a news release. “This get-together will be a great opportunity for residents to begin to get to know her.”
Clark will live on a farm she bought last year in nearby Waldoboro and said recently she is eager to get settled in.
Clark’s experience includes managing capital projects, budgets, purchasing and personnel over a long career both in the private and public sectors.
Clark added, “I look forward to meeting more of Warren’s residents and everyone is welcome to stop by the Town office to say hello and share their thoughts. I am excited to work with the community to envision Warren’s future.”
Most recently, Clark has worked as vice president for real estate, facilities and infrastructure for the Connecticut college system and executive director for planning, real estate and facilities for the University of Maine for six years.
Clark also has legal experience, practicing private law and also serving as an attorney for the Maine Department of Transportation.
Aho, who has worked with selectmen over the past year to improve financial policies and transparency, will work with Clark for two weeks during the transition period.