Maya Caines, the Communications Coordinator for the Town of Bar Harbor issued the following statement Thursday night, January 26th.

On behalf of the entire Council, I must regretfully announce Kevin Sutherland has submitted his resignation for personal reasons and the Council has accepted his resignation. Kevin’s letter of resignation is available to anyone who would like a copy. As a Council, we want to extend our gratitude to Kevin for his effort and work on behalf of the Town over this past year. We wish Kevin and his family the best.


We will announce the appointment of an interim Town Manager shortly and appreciate the staff’s and the public’s patience as we work through this transition time and identify a capable replacement. As you all can appreciate, the role of Town Manager for Bar Harbor is an exceptionally unique and challenging one, and the Council will be working closely with staff and the public to chart a path forward.



He was formerly City Administrator for the City of Saco, Maine and Chief of Staff for the City of Ithaca, New York. He has a Master of Science, Public Administration from Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse New York and a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York Oswego, Oswego, New York.

Below is his Letter of Resignation

Town of Bar Harbor
Town of Bar Harbor

The resignation comes as Bar Harbor is beginning the 2023-24 budget process as well as dealing with the cruise ship passenger limits as voted by the citizens in the November election

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