Office of the City Manager


The City Manager's Office

The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. The staff desires to work cooperatively with those who call Eastport home to help make the City a healthy and vibrant community for all to live in.


The Position

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to oversee the daily operations of the City, advise and administer the policies and procedures of the City Council, and to lead the enforcement of municipal by-laws and actions passed at City Council Meetings. The Manager's authority and responsibilities are established in the City Charter.

The City Manager is responsible for the management of all City departments (excluding the School Department), all City funds (general fund and enterprise funds), for providing support to the volunteer committee system, working with other levels of government, and managing special projects for the Council.

The City Manager's Office is also responsible for the continual review of policies and programs in an effort to provide improved service. The office is responsible for the coordination of monthly Council Meeting, special Council Meetings and workshops, as well as a variety of other public hearings and forums.


The Budget Process

The City Manager submits to the City Council a proposed annual budget that includes revenue and expenditure projections for the upcoming fiscal year. The City Manager works with the staff to coordinate the budget development process. The budget document is prepared and presented to the Council, reviewed by the Budget Committee and ultimately passed by the Council.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ella Kowal City Clerk (207) 853-2300
Ross L. Argir, Esq. City Manager (207) 853-2300