The Office of Administration includes the Mayor, City Manager and their executive assistant. This office also serves as the contact point for the City Solicitor (Attorney). All inquiries for the Solicitor must go through the City Manager. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests must go through the City’s FOIA Officer, Patti Dubois, and can be completed here.
Waterville has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City, responsible to the City Council for the management of all City affairs as provided for in the City Charter. The Manager, working with individual department directors, is also responsible for the performance of the City departments.
The executive assistant (EA) for the Office of Administration acts as a liaison for interactions with the public, press, business leaders, legislators, attorneys and state and federal officials who wish to speak or meet with the Mayor and/or City Manager. The EA acts as a “clearing house” to disseminate information to City employees, the City Council, and the public via email and newsletter, and also by managing and regularly updating the City’s website and social media platforms. Additionally, the EA prepares deeds, easements and other legal documents for the City Solicitor, manages City grants and special projects, prepares budgets, etc.