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Town Meeting, Selectmen, Town Manager Government
The Town of Kennebunk has a Selectmen-Town Manager form of government, which was established in Kennebunk in 1985. The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term of up to three years and is the Town’s Chief Administrative Official, responsible for the on-going day to day activities of the town.

As described in the Town Charter, certain responsibilities are vested in the Town Manager, Selectmen and the annual town meeting, such as:

  • Implementing the policies, resolutions, and ordinances adopted by the governing body of the town, which is the Board of Selectmen and/or town meeting.
  • Preparing and overseeing the annual budget process and its implementation following the approval of the town meeting.
  • Keeping the residents informed as to the financial condition of the town.
  • Overseeing all town staff, division directors, departments and activities. The Town Manager is assisted by an executive team consisting of the Finance Director, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Public Services, Town Clerk, and the Director of Community Development.   
  • Attending all meetings of the Board of Selectmen and performing such other duties as may be prescribed by the Town Charter or required by the Board of Selectmen, not inconsistent with the charter.
  • Receives Freedom of Information Requests

The Town Manager also serves as Tax Collector, Overseer of the Poor (General assistance agent), Purchasing Agent for all departments (except the school, which is a separate entity) and has exclusive authority on personnel matters.

The Town Manager reports to the Board of Selectmen.


Barry A. Tibbetts
Barry A. Tibbetts

Town Manager

Kathy Nolette
Kathleen A. Nolette
Administrative Assistant

Ph: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1308
Fx: (207) 985-4609
Location: Second Floor

Office of the Town Manager
1 Summer St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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