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Stockton manager resigns, heading south

By Stephanie Grinnell | Jun 06, 2019
File photo Stockton Springs Town Manager Courtney O'Donnell

Stockton Springs — Following a brief executive session this morning, a visibly saddened trio of selectmen accepted the resignation of Town Manager Courtney O'Donnell.

In a Facebook post shortly afterward, O'Donnell thanked residents and urged attendance at the annual town meeting Saturday, June 15.

"The last couple of years have been great ones," she said.

O'Donnell's last day as manager is July 5. She said she has accepted a position with the town of Casco in Southern Maine.

In a written statement, she said, "It is with a heavy heart that I submitted my resignation with the town of Stockton Springs, today, June 6, 2019. The first week in July will be my last. I will work hard to make sure things are in good working order before I leave. I will miss this community very much, including so many of the wonderful people I have gotten to know. Thank you all very much!"

As selectmen continued the regular business of the town, Betsy Bradley said to O'Donnell, "I'm still trying to wrap my head around you being gone."

Selectman Peter Curley joked as the meeting wrapped up, "I have to go out and find a town manager here."

O'Donnell was hired as town manager in February 2017. Previously she was employed by the city of Bangor as an administrative assistant to the city manager and finance director. O'Donnell succeeded Marnie Diffin, who died of cancer in August 2016. Diffin will be remembered with a dedication prior to this year's annual town meeting.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Eric Schrader | Jun 08, 2019 19:33

Why is Stockton Springs still a municipality? It should be unincorporated and folded into Waldo County to reduce residents' property tax burden.

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