ELLSWORTH — City Finance Director Josh McIntyre, hired a little over a year ago, will be leaving his role on July 27.
When reached by phone, McIntryre, an Ellsworth native, explained that the decision was made for personal reasons and that it was certainly not the plan when he took the job to be leaving it after just one year.
“I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my hometown,” said McIntyre. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done this past year in the Finance Department …. It’s been a privilege to work with such great folks and I’m confident they’ll continue improving operations to best serve all of Ellsworth’s residents.”
McIntyre helped guide the city through its adoption of a $21 million budget for the coming fiscal year. He worked closely with department heads and Police Chief and City Manager Glenn Moshier to assemble the budget. He also provided information for City Council members during budget workshops.
“Josh has done an outstanding job at stabilizing our Finance Department and he and his team have made fantastic progress implementing procedures which will guarantee continued consistency, accuracy and efficiency with our city finances,” Moshier said. “He will be greatly missed but we wish him all the best with his new adventure.”
The city posted the open position on its website and Facebook page on June 23. According to Moshier, the city hopes to begin interviewing candidates sometime in the next couple of weeks.
“It is unlikely we will be able to have anyone in place prior to Josh leaving,” said Moshier, “so the deputy finance director, Lynnette Libby, is working closely with Josh to ensure a smooth transition.”