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William Post named next Rockport Town Manager

By Gabriel Blodgett | Jun 11, 2019
Photo by: Gabriel Blodgett William Post will take over as Rockport Town Manager August 1.

Rockport — William S. Post will be next Town Manager of Rockport after a unanimous Select Board vote Monday, June 10 at the Rockport Opera House.

Post will take over the position Aug. 1, and his contract will run through June 30, 2022. His starting salary will be $94,000.

“I appreciate the opportunity to manage the Town of Rockport and thank the Select Board for their confidence,” he wrote via email. “Rockport is an amazing community and I look forward to working with the excellent team within the town’s government.”

Post lives in Waldoboro and has worked as the Town Manager for Bowdoinham for the last eight years. He previously served as Town Manager in Bradley, Damariscotta, and Waldoboro and as Knox County Administrator.

Post has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine. He has served for the past nine years on the Maine Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Committee and the Midcoast Economic Development District Board of Directors for the last 10 years. He is a Certified Municipal Manager by the Maine Town, City, County Management Association.

In Waldoboro, he lives with his wife, Jennifer, two teenage children, and two yellow labs. He wrote that he enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling and has coached youth baseball and soccer, serving as President of the Medomak Valley Little League. He has also worked as an umpire for all levels of youth baseball from Little League to high school.

Board member Jeffrey Hamilton thanked the “very dedicated, very engaged” Town Manager Search Committee for their work calling the seven-person group, “one of the best committees I’ve ever worked on.”

Select Board Chairman Ken McKinley said the town had a pool of very high quality candidates and “a couple great finalists.”

He said the town is fortunate to have a great charter that clearly lays out the process of choosing a new Town Manager and said he was happy there would be a smooth transition, with current Town Manager Rick Bates remaining on as a consultant for the duration of the library project.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Martha Johnston-Nash | Jun 11, 2019 20:11

Yay! Welcome back to the MidCoast, Bill!  Warning: Lawrence will be in to see you when you get here...

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Jun 11, 2019 09:13

Refreshing to see such a smooth transition. Thanks, Rockport, for the excellent example of how it can be done.

Posted by: Jay Feyler | Jun 11, 2019 06:56

Congratulations Bill, very nice choice by the Select Board.

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