About the Town Manager

On October 24, 2016, the Board of Selectmen (now recognized as Select Board) unanimously appointed Michael W. Pardue as Town Manager, with his first day in office being December 5, 2016. Mr. Pardue is recognized in both public and corporate environments across the country for his innovative and contemporary approach to leadership, organizational management and strategic planning. Michael Pardue has a wide-ranging management and operations background that spans nearly 40 years. His public-sector management experience includes serving as a Municipal Manager, Municipal Administrator, Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Director of Public Services and Director of Human Resources in a variety of New England communities.

Education and Experience

In addition to his wide-ranging experience in the public sector, Mr. Pardue offers an extensive private sector management and operations background as well. He has served as Vice President of Operations for the Atlas Group, a worldwide telecommunications corporation where he was directly responsible for managing project performance on a global platform, insuring adherence to quality standards, while meeting contractual obligations. Further, he managed Atlas Group’s Global-consulting staff, responsible for the recruitment, staffing and development of personnel.

Mr. Pardue holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, numerous management certifications and is a graduate of the Babson College Command Institute. His continuing education includes study at Harvard University’s School of Business.

In addition to his affiliation with numerous professional organizations, Mr. Pardue is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Northeast Delta Dental of Maine. He also holds office on Northeast Delta Dental’s Executive Board and has served on the corporation’s Finance, Corporate Governance and Long Range Planning Committees.

Mr. Pardue consults and presents nationally on the topics of Organizational Leadership, Accountability and Workforce Culture, Transforming Workplace Cultures, Preventing Workplace Harassment, Strategic Cutback Management and Public Safety Directorship.

Family and Personal Life

Michael and his wife Karen reside in Kennebunk, Maine. They have three grown children.