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9/5/2014 - City Manager Announces Appointment of Two Department Directors
City Manager Catherine M. Conlow has appointed two new Department Directors, subject to City Council confirmation on September 8th. Ms. Patricia Hamilton of Bangor has been appointed to the position of Director of Health and Community Services and Mr. John Theriault of Bangor has been appointed to the position of City Engineer.

Ms. Hamilton has been acting as Interim Director of the Department since August 2013. She also served as Interim Director for five months in 2003. Prior to her current Interim role, Ms. Hamilton served as Director of Public Health Nursing since 2003 in the Health and Community Services Department. Prior to that, she served as a Public Health Nurse for six years in the Department. She has also worked for other organizations including Husson University, Hospice of Eastern Maine, Center for Family Medicine, Community Health and Counseling Services, and two major hospitals. Ms. Hamilton has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine as well as a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Husson University. She is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Mr. Theriault has worked as Senior Project Manager for James Sewall Company for the past five years. Prior to that, he was employed by Ames A/E Architects and Engineers for eight years as Senior Civil/Traffic Engineer. He also worked for Kimball Chase Company as Civil/Highway Engineer and the New York State Department of Transportation as Civil Engineer for nearly eight years. Mr. Theriault has an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). Mr. Theriault is also LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

In announcing the appointments, Ms. Conlow commented that “both individuals possess the broad knowledge, experience, education and professionalism to lead these important Departments”. She further noted that “their familiarity with Bangor will serve them well in their positions”. “I look forward to them joining the City’s senior management team and know they will make substantial contributions on behalf of the City and its residents”, Conlow stated. Ms. Hamilton replaces Shawn Yardley who resigned in August 2013, and Mr. Theriault replaces Arthur Morgan who retired in March, 2014.