Wiscasset names Chase interim CEO

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 8:45am

Wiscasset has named George Chase interim code enforcement officer. Selectmen voted 5-0 over Zoom Wednesday night, May 15.

Chase is CEO for Edgecomb, Damariscotta and Newscastle, Wiscasset Town Manager Dennis Simmons said. Wiscasset’s proposed memo of understanding with Chase noted the job is temporary and he will be paid according to the town’s February 2023 collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). 

Wiscasset CEO Bruce Engert, 80, died May 10; the town closed the town office May 13 and, on May 15, announced the special Zoom meeting of the selectboard for that night, on the lone agenda item of naming an interim CEO.

The board meets next at 6 p.m. June 4 at the town office.