City Manager's Office

Gary Lamb, City Manager

Office located on the main level at City Hall
1 Winthrop Street

Phone: (207) 430-4403

The City Manager is a professional administrative head of the City who is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  The City Manager is responsible to the City Council for the day to day management of all departments of the City.

The City Manager has three primary areas of responsibility:

  • serving and protecting the health, safety, and quality of life of the people of the community through the effective delivery of public services;
  • managing the financial resources of the City, ever-mindful of ensuring public trust in the collection and use of those funds;
  • providing the City Council with sufficient and well-researched information to assist and guide them in making policy decisions.

Additional duties of the City Manager are:

  • Street / Road Commissioner
  • City Purchasing Agent
  • Director of Public Works
  • Personnel Officer
  • Web Master for the Citys Website

Specific responsibilities outlined in the Hallowell Code of Ordinances are as follows:

  • Preparation and submittal of the Annual Municipal Budget for Expenditures and Revenues to the City Council for adoption
  • Administration of the budget once adopted by the City Council
  • Monthly City Council Agenda