Ass’t. City Manager, Patricia Finnigan, Leaves Portland to Become Camden’s Town Manager

Patricia Finnigan Soon to be Town Manager of Camden

By Carol McCracken (Post # 869)

The City has announced that Assistant City Manager Patricia Finnigan will be leaving her position as assistant city manager for Portland to accept the position of Town Manager for the Town of Camden. Finnigan will be sworn in as the top administrative official October 3rd. Finnigan joined the City of Portland in 2007. Her last day with Portland will be on September 30, 2011.

“Pat’s breadth of experience has been a real asset for Portland and Camden will undoubtedly benefit from her commitment to public service and local government,” stated Portland City Manager Mark Rees, in a press released from the city.

Finnigan has been involved in a variety of city functions including serving as liaison with federal and state governments on issues of import to Portland and reorganizing the city’s economic development efforts. She worked closely with Governor Baldacci and the Maine Legislature to secure funds for the near complete deep-water pier at the Ocean Gateway Marine Terminal and coordinated the city’s efforts to seek funding through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since earlier this year, Finnigan has served as Acting City Manager following the retirement of Joseph Gray, Jr. During this time, she proposed and implemented a budget for the first time in four years that maintained core services and the city’s workforce.

“Pat has represented Portland with professionalism and sophistication and has always kept the focus on how to best serve the city,” stated Mayor Nicholas Mavodones. “I have enjoyed working with Pat and know that Camden will soon beenfit from her steady leadership.”