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A Letter to the Community

City Administrator Edward A. BarrettGreetings to our residents, businesses, visitors, and any who are considering joining us in our great city!
As City Administrator, I am excited about the direction that the City of Lewiston has taken in recent years in support of the values outlined in our Strategic Plan. Among others, these values: recognize the voices and contributions of all members of our community; emphasize our goal of exemplary customer service; prioritize protecting our safe and vibrant neighborhoods; acknowledge our historic heritage; and commit the city to providing quality services and the necessary infrastructure to support future growth and sustainable jobs.

All of us at the city are proud of our record of success. Lewiston has enjoyed regional and national recognition for a wide range of initiatives, both municipal and private, including the
2007 All-America City (AAC) designation, the 2006 City Livability designation, and identification by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 100 cities for “Fastest, Most Sustained Growth.” Since 2000, the city has experienced over $500 million in development projects that have diversified an economy once dependent on the shoe and textile industries, expanded our arts and cultural offerings, and supported a growing and diversifying population.

I am privileged to work closely with our elected Mayor and City Councilors. As City Administrator, I am appointed by the
City Council and responsible for carrying out the Council's adopted policies and priorities. The duties of the City Administrator include:

  • Appointing all department heads and directing and supervising the city’s various departments
  • Preparing and submitting the annual budget, the annual capital program, and annual financial and administrative reports to the Council
  • Preparing and submitting such reports as the council may require and providing information and recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the City
  • Seeing that all laws, provisions of the City Charter and acts of the Council are faithfully executed

My goal and that of our Management Team is to work with our elected officials to ensure that the City of Lewiston and its residents and businesses grow and prosper in a community with an enviable quality of life.

City staff and I are committed to serving you in a responsive, professional, and effective manner. If you have suggestions or concerns, please let us know by
emailing me. It is my honor to work with you and our elected officials towards an even better Lewiston in which to live, work, recreate, and raise a family.

Ed Barrett
City Administrator
Ph: (207) 513-3000 ext. 3200

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