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Town Council selects Matthew Sturgis as town manager

The Cape Elizabeth Town Council has announced the selection of Matthew Sturgis as its next town manager. Sturgis currently serves as tax assessor for Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough, and was selected from a field of 38 applicants from all over the country following a search by the Town Council that began last September.

The council has reached a tentative agreement to enter into a three-year contract with Sturgis with a starting annual salary of $110,000.

The council has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, to vote on selection of its next town manager and approval of a contract.

“We are very excited with the selection of Matt Sturgis as our next town manager,” said Council Chair Jamie Garvin. “We undertook a thorough search process which yielded an impressive group of highly qualified candidates. In the final analysis, Matt stood out for his combination of experience with the town, his enthusiasm for the community, and his vision for its leadership.”

Sturgis is scheduled to begin his duties as town manager on Jan. 30.

He succeeds Michael McGovern, who retired Dec. 31, 2016 after 31 years as manager. Sturgis became Cape Elizabeth's tax assessor in 2001, and in 2015 also became chief assessor in Scarborough, splitting his time between the two towns.