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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Mayor & Council to Select New Portland City Clerk

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Mayor Kate Snyder and the City Council are set to act on an item during the Monday, June 6 Council meeting to confirm the appointment of a new City Clerk. The current City Clerk, Kathy Jones, is set to retire on June 17. On June 2, the Council’s City Manager Search Subcommittee voted (4-0) to recommend the appointment of Ashley Rand to the position of City Clerk. If approved by the full Council, Ms. Rand will begin her duties in Portland on July 6, 2022. 

Ms. Rand is currently the Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Westbrook. Prior to that role, she held the position of Deputy City Clerk in Westbrook. She is certified as both a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and a Certified Clerk of Maine (CCM). Ms. Rand will earn $100,000 annually. 

The Council will also vote to confirm the appointment of Melissa Cowie, current Deputy City Clerk in Portland, as the Interim City Clerk for the period between Jones’ retirement and Rand’s first day.

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