The Bar Harbor Town Council announced on Monday, August 14th that they had hired former Town Manager Cornell Knight as Interim Town Manager.

Knight was Bar Harbor's Town Manager for 7 years.  Prior to coming to Bar Harbor, he was the Town Manager in Topsham.

The press release stated

"Cornell Knight, who retired as Town Manager here at the end of 2021, was hired back on a part-time basis Monday.

The Town Council is contracting with Knight to work three days per week for the coming months while the search for a new permanent manager continues. The town reopened the search in late June when several candidates withdrew their applications. Finance Director Sarah Gilbert has been serving as interim manager since January.

“The Council is so grateful for Sarah Gilbert’s help over these past eight months, but it’s time to provide more support for her, staff and the Council as we continue to work through infrastructure projects, draft the comprehensive plan, take on housing issues and begin to think about the FY25 budget,” Council Chair Valerie Peacock said. “Cornell Knight’s experience with the staff and town means he can get right to work, while we hope to find a new manager in the stack of applications we’ve just received. We’re happy to welcome him as interim Town Manager.”

Prior to accepting the position as Interim Town Manager, Knight was acting as part-time interim town manager in other towns as an employee of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group. As a condition of his temporary service for Bar Harbor, Knight is no longer employed by Eaton Peabody Consulting Group."

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