WINTERPORT — Town Manager Michael Crooker submitted his resignation in July to accept the Hancock County administrator position. Town councilors elected Town Clerk Maureen Black to serve as interim manager.

During Crooker’s time in Winterport, he said he has taken on roles that he had not previously filled. Working for a small town required more time waiting on customers and having face-to-face interactions with the public, which allowed him to get to know people.

The Newburgh resident was hired by the town in 2018 and has served as town treasurer, road commissioner, local health officer and alternate E911 addressing officer in addition to his duties as manager, he said.

He has been in municipal city management for about 20 years, he said, working for several other towns and the River Coalition in Old Town for a couple of those years.

People in town have been good to him, he said, calling Winterport “a great community.”

“The people have been great and very supportive and I highly recommend it to anybody that might be looking to apply,” he said.

Crooker’s last day with the town is Sept. 1. Black, who lives in Winterport, has served as town clerk for 13 years.

The Town Council is using Eaton Peabody Consulting Group to search for a new town manager.