Welcome to the Town of Kennebunk.
We hope you find our website helpful as you browse the departments and services and discover what Kennebunk has to offer.
The Town of Kennebunk has a Select Board-Town Manager form of government, which was established in Kennebunk in 1984. The Town Manager is appointed by and reports to the Select Board for a term of up to three years and is the Town’s Chief Administrative Official, responsible for the day-to-day activities of the town.
After an extensive nationwide search, the Select Board voted unanimously to appoint Heather Balser to a three-year term commencing on February 6, 2023 through December 31, 2025.
As described in the Town Charter (PDF), certain responsibilities are vested in the Town Manager, Select Board and the Annual Town Meeting, such as:
The Town Manager also serves as Tax Collector, Overseer of the Poor (General Assistance agent), Purchasing Agent for all departments (except the school, which is a separate entity) and has exclusive authority on personnel matters.