For Immediate Release
August 8, 2019
Contact: Zeth Lundy, Public Information Coordinator
Bangor City Manager Cathy Conlow Receives Linc Stackpole Manager of the Year Award
BANGOR, MAINE – Bangor City Manager Cathy Conlow received the Linc Stackpole Manager of the Year Award at a ceremony in Carrabassett Valley on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The award was presented by the Maine Town, City and County Management Association (MTCMA) at their 74th New England Management Institute.
Conlow has served as Bangor City Manager since November 2010. Under her leadership, Bangor has benefited from broad-based collaborations that have proven impactful to the community. These collaborative efforts have tackled issues as diverse affordable housing, homelessness, trash and recycling, and revenue sharing.
“Cathy’s leadership style does not come from a place of self-promotion, but from a place of group collaboration where the entire city staff has ownership of the work that is done,” said Bangor City Council Chair Sarah Nichols. “She has managed to create a more collaborative, inclusive, and healthy work environment that fosters incredible creativity and vision from those that work for her. At the same time, she is tough and expects the absolute best; if something isn’t working, she doesn’t hesitate to make the necessary change to fix it. All those attributes are why I believe she is deserving of this honor.”
The Manager of the Year Award is named in honor of Lincoln Stackpole, who served as the Town Manager of Machias from 1970-1977. The MTCMA is the Maine affiliate of the International City Managers’ Association (ICMA), a leading association of professional city and county managers and employees who serve local governments.
“Many know the common saying that ‘a rising tide lifts all boats,” said Nichols. “In Bangor, I believe Cathy is that rising tide. Because of her encouragement of staff to reach their highest potential, she is lifting up the entire city.”
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.