Mayor Karen Heck
Waterville has a Council-Manager form of government. Karen Heck is the City of Waterville's Mayor. Karen was elected in November 2011 for a 3 year term.
The Mayor does not keep regular office hours. To schedule a meeting with the Mayor regarding City business, please contact the Mayor's Executive Assistant at (207) 680-4200 ext. 4204.
Please note: In accordance with the City Charter, concerns or complaints regarding City personnel and/or departments should to be directed to the City Manager.
The Mayor's position has had a long and proud history within Waterville City government. The position was first created in 1888 with the election of Reuben Foster as Waterville's first Mayor. That was the same year that Waterville became incorporated as a City. For many years, the Mayor served as the chief executive officer of the City. That changed significantly in 2005 when voters approved a new Charter which changed Waterville's government from a "strong Mayor" to a "Council-Manager" form of government. For a more complete explanation of the powers and duties of the Mayor, please see Article II of the City Charter.