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New public services director begins work in Rockland

By Stephen Betts | Jan 06, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Kathy Parker at the Monday night meeting of the Rockland City Council.

Rockland — Rockland's new public services director began work Monday.

Kathy Parker started as director Jan. 6. She was nominated by City Manager Tom Luttrell and confirmed by the City Council by Oct. 30.

Parker is a civil engineer and worked for the city of Anchorage in its operation and maintenance department where she led the lights division. She is a member of the American Public Works Association.

She is a 1989 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. Parker grew up in Topsham.

Parker said when she graduated there were few jobs for civil engineers in Maine. She said she was absolutely happy to be able to return to Maine.

She attended the Monday night, Jan. 6 meeting of the Council and was welcomed to the community by the city manager and city councilors.

Parker succeeds David St. Laurent who served as public services director for four years. He left in July 2019 to take the same position in Camden.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Jan 06, 2020 17:48

Welcome and Congratulations! Nice to see there's no glass ceiling at Rockland Public Works.

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