Ellsworth’s Glenn Moshier Will Not Seek Renewal of City Manager Contract – Will Stay Police Chief
Another Hancock County municipality will be looking for a new city manager after it was announced that Ellsworth City Manager Glenn Moshier will not ask the City Council to renew his contract when it expires in January. Moshier who is also the City's Police Chief will stay on as the head of the police department.
The announcement was reported by the Bangor Daily News.
Moshier was appointed police chief by David Cole in February of 2017. He had been the interim chief since Chief Bickmore resigned on December 30, 2016
When City Manager David Cole announced his resignation, the Ellsworth City Council unanimously appointed Moshier as Interim City Manager. Moshier began the interim role on September 8, 2020 andworked with Manager David Cole through September 21, 2020 which was Cole’s last employment day.
On December 22, 2020 it was announced that the Ellsworth City Council was appointing Moshier as the permanent City Manager. According to the story in the Ellsworth American Moshier was not one of the 18 applicants who applied for the position.
When appointed as City Manager, Council Chair Dale Hamilton said "The City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to enter into negotiations with Glenn Moshier for the City Manager position. Chief Moshier has a long history of demonstrated leadership and collaboration. The Council believes that Chief Moshier possesses the skills that are consistent with the feedback gathered from the community and department heads. The Council is hoping to reach agreement with Chief Moshier in the next week or two.'
According to the Bangor Daily News reporting the Ellsworth City Council won’t decide until its August meeting to advertise the position or whether to hire a consultant to help with the search.