BAR HARBOR — James Ashe of Cumberland is Bar Harbor’s temporary town manager. Ashe brings 30 years of management experience, many within municipal government, to the position. His employment with the town begins immediately.
Town councilors confirmed Ashe’s appointment at a specially-scheduled meeting May 22. Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, the firm hired by town councilors to perform the town manager search, recommended Ashe’s appointment.
On Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m., councilors, along with the six candidates running for town council, will meet with Eaton Peabody consultants to begin plotting out the search process.