Naples town manager finalist for Cape Elizabeth job

Ephrem Paraschak, Naples' town manager, is one of two finalists for the Cape Elizabeth post.

Ephrem Paraschak, Naples' town manager, is one of two finalists for the Cape Elizabeth post.

NAPLES — The town manager of Naples is in the final round to possibly become the town manager of Cape Elizabeth.

Ahead of Ephrem Paraschak is a public meet and greet at the Thomas Memorial Library on Tuesday. Also, he “will meet with the heads of town departments and the interim superintendent of schools on Tuesday. Second interviews are scheduled with the Town Council on Wednesday morning,” according to a new release on the Town of Cape Elizabeth website.

According to the Dec. 21 news release, Paraschak was named as one of two finalists for the town manager position. The other candidate is Matthew Sturgis, who is the “current tax assessor for Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth.”

Paraschak stepped into the position of Naples town manager July 1, 2014, replacing the former town manager Derik Goodine who had accepted a job in Bucksport.

In Naples, the interview process that Paraschak went through was conducted by a committee made up of local selectmen and volunteering residents.

In Cape Elizabeth, “the town council anticipates announcing the new town manager and his starting date the week of Jan. 9,” that town’s website said.

According to other news releases from the Town of Cape Elizabeth website, longtime Town Manager Michael McGovern plans to retire. After 31 years as town manager, McGovern’s last day on the job will be this Friday.

Paraschak could not be reached by cell phone or by office phone for an interview with The Bridgton News before press time.

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