Town Manager

The Town of Bucksport adopted the Town Manager form of government in 1946. Since then, six individuals have been appointed to serve the position. They have included: L.W. O'Connor 1946 to 1959, Archie Sanborn 1960 to 1974, Roger Foster 1974 to 1984, Roger Raymond 1985 to 2012, Michael Brennan 2012 to 2014 and Derik Goodine 2014 to 2015. Susan Lessard served as interim manager from August of 2015 until March of 2016 when she was hired as the Town Manager. 

The duties of Town Manager are outlined by the Bucksport Town Charter, Article 4, Section 4.04. The Town Manager serves at the pleasure of the Town Council. To view the duties of the Town Manager,

Duties of the Town Manager

The Town Manager shall be the chief administrative official of the Town. The Manager shall be responsible to the Town Council for the administration of all town affairs placed in that person's charge by or under this Charter. The Manager shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. The Manager shall direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Town, except otherwise provided by this Charter or by law.
  2. The Manager shall attend Council meetings, except when his/her removal is being considered, and shall have the right to take part in discussions but may not vote.
  3. The Manager shall see that all laws, provisions of this Charter and acts of the Council, subject to enforcement by the Manager or by officers subject to his/her direction and supervision are faithfully executed.
  4. The Manager shall prepare and submit the annual budget and a five (5) year capital improvement program to the Council.
  5. The Manager shall submit to the Council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Town as of the end of each fiscal year.
  6. The Manager shall make such other reports as the Council may require concerning the operations of town departments, offices and agencies subject to his/her direction and supervision.
  7. The Manager shall keep the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the Town and make such recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the Town as the Manager deems desirable.
  8. The Manager shall prepare an administrative code or amendments to an existing administrative code as required, to be proposed to the Council, and the Council may by ordinance adopt them with or without amendment.
  9. The Manager shall perform such other duties as are specified in this Charter or may be required by the Council.

Contact Information

Susan Lessard
Town Manager

Bucksport Town Office
50 Main Street
PO Box X
Bucksport, ME  04416

Telephone:  (207)-469-7368
Fax:  (207)-469-7369

Office Hours: The Town Manager will be in the office 7:30AM to 5:30PM, 4 days per week. Please check with the town office for more information.