I have lived in the Augusta area for over half my adult life and for a big chunk of that time, Bill Bridgeo was just a part of the fabric of Augusta. Bill has been Augusta's city manager for 23 years and in 'municipal management" for 43 years.

On September 10th this year, Bill will be retiring from his position with the city of Augusta and spending more time with this wife. The story at centralmaine.com hi-lited a number of his accomplishments from his time as Augusta's city manager, starting with the removal of the dam, as well as the new YMCA, the new Cony High School, expansion at Lithgow, what is now the MaineGeneral Campus, and the third bridge over the Kennebec among many, many, MANY other things.

Augusta is seeing change after years of stability in some key leadership roles having retired; long time fire chief Roger Audette, assistant city manager and finance director Ralph St. Pierre, and Community Services Director Leif Dahlin....there is this loss of all this knowledge but room for new blood to take the reins and move ahead.

The story at centralmaine.com said Bridgeo was thinking about retiring about a year ago, but then with COVID-19, he decided to stay a while longer.

Thank you for your years of service to the residents and the city of Augusta.

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