SKOWHEGAN — Town Manager Christine Almand has resigned after nearly a decade as the town’s top administrator.

Skowhegan Town Manager Christine Almand has resigned her position. Staff file photo

Select Board Chairman Todd Smith expressed his appreciation for her years of service to the town during a special meeting Monday evening at which the board accepted her resignation.

Almand said in her resignation letter dated Saturday that her departure was effective immediately.

“It has been a privilege to work for the town and its residents for 16 years with more than nine years as town manager,” she said in the letter. “The town of Skowhegan has some of the best employees in municipal government, and it has been my distinct honor to serve with them to achieve many great accomplishments through various challenges.”

Almand had been on medical-related leave for a number of months prior to her resignation. It wasn’t clear when Almand first went on leave.

Police Chief David Bucknam served as the interim town manager while Almand was on leave and will remain in that role.


Almand was hired as town manager in 2014. Before that she was the town’s finance and human resources director for seven years.

The salary for the manager position is about $87,500.

Almand’s resignation is the latest shakeup of town managers in the region. For instance, Winslow Town Manager Erica LaCroix left her position in September to take the manager job in Farmington, and a few weeks later Oakland Town Manager Ella Bowman resigned from her post – after nearly two months on administrative leave – to take LaCroix’s vacated position in Winslow.

There also has been turnover in the position in recent months in Belgrade, Clinton, Pittsfield and elsewhere.

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