Bangor’s longtime finance director expected to serve as interim city manager

Bangor Finance Director Debbie Laurie appears in an undated photo. Laurie will take on the role as interim city manager on Aug. 5 if she is approved by the council. Credit: Courtesy of the City of Bangor

The Bangor City Council is expected to appoint the city’s longtime finance director as interim city manager on Monday following City Manager Cathy Conlow’s resignation.

Finance Director Debbie Laurie would take office on Aug. 5 if approved by the council. Conlow is leaving her city manager role after 12 years to serve as executive director of the Maine Municipal Association.

Laurie said she was “humbled and honored” to be chosen for the role of interim city manager during the transition.