December 21, 2017

Ellsworth finance director leaving for banking job

Tammy Mote, who has led the Ellsworth Finance Department for a decade, will leave her post for a job in the private sector.

The Ellsworth American reported that Mote has been hired as municipal business-development officer at First National Bank, which is based in Damariscotta and has 16 offices statewide.

Her last day in Ellsworth City Hall will be Feb. 2.

Mote, who started as deputy treasurer and tax collector in 2000, called the First National job an "exciting opportunity," the American reported.

"I don't think you'll find a more dedicated public servant than Tammy," City Manager David Cole told the newspaper. "She surely will be missed, but it's a great opportunity for her. I'm happy for her personally, but I'm going to miss her personally and professionally here."

To replace her, Ellsworth has posted the job at


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