Kennebunk Select Board Announces Renewal of Town Manager's Contract
On January 7, 2020, the Kennebunk Select Board announced that they have reappointed Michael W. Pardue as Town Manager for a three-year period beginning July 1, 2020. This announcement follows the Board's review of Pardue's work performance under his current contract, which expires on June 30, 2020.
Select Board Chair Blake Baldwin said that factors considered when reappointing Pardue to his new contract included his strong leadership skills, his positive interaction with staff, citizens, the business community and his ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously. "One of Kennebunk's most enduring strengths has been strong leadership in the position of Town Manager. The Board is grateful to have a person with tremendous knowledge, experience and integrity working on our behalf. We are very pleased that Mike has agreed to the reappointment," said Baldwin.
Pardue credits his success over the past several years as Town Manager to the strength of the municipal staff he manages. "I could not ask for a more supportive and professional group of personnel. My colleagues are dedicated, highly motivated and always demonstrate an unwavering commitment to provide the highest quality service possible. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with the wonderful people that serve this great community," said Pardue.
Pardue will work under the provisions of his current employment agreement with the Town until his new contract begins on July 1st.