Town Manager Recruitment Process


In January of 2022, Kennebunk Town Manager Michael Pardue announced his retirement after more than forty years of municipal service, with the last six as Kennebunk Town Manager. 

Per the Kennebunk Town Charter, the Select Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager. 

Recruitment Process

The Town solicited proposals from experienced executive search firms to assist in recruiting applicants for the position of Town Manager. 

Request for Proposals- Town Manager Recruitment Consulting Services (PDF) Summary of RFP Proposals Received (PDF)

The following three proposals were submitted for consideration:

On June 7, 2022, the Board selected Strategic Government Resources (SGR) of Keller, Texas to lead this executive recruitment effort.

Public Input

In June and July, Mark McDaniel of SGR, who is serving as the lead consultant in this initiative, sought public input on the characteristics, skills, knowledge and abilities desired in Kennebunk’s next Town Manager.  Residents were encouraged to call or email Mr. McDaniel with their comments.  

Virtual Community Forum
On July 14, 2022 SGR hosted a virtual community forum to solicit citizen input on the characteristics, skills, knowledge and abilities desired in the next Town Manager. Attorney Durward Parkinson served as Moderator of this "Zoom" event.  

Job Posting

The Job Posting is now closed and applications are under review.


Task Anticipated Date
Selection of Search Consultant June 7, 2022
Recruitment June-August 2022
Meet the Town Manager Finalist Candidates

November 16, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall Auditorium
New Town Manager Start Date January 2023
  1. Bryan Laverriere

    Interim Town Manager

  2. Physical Address
    Kennebunk Town Hall, Second Floor
    1 Summer St.
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

    Phone: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1308
    Fax: (207) 985-4609