Scott Morelli, City Manager
Joshua J. Reny, Assistant City Manager
25 Cottage Road
Phone Number: 207-767-7606
Fax number: 207-767-7620
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scott Morelli has nearly 19 years of municipal government experience in four different communities and two different states. Since 2017, he has served as City Manager for the City of South Portland, Maine. Morelli previously served for seven years as the City Manager of Gardiner, Maine. He has also worked for the Town (now City) of Framingham, MA and the Town of Waterboro, Maine.
Morelli has been a credentialed manager through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) since 2017 and has been a certified manager through the Maine Town, City and County Management Association (MTCMA) since 2012. He has been a member of the MTCMA Board of Directors since 2014 and currently services as that organization’s 1st Vice President.
Morelli received his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and his B.A. in Public Management from the University of Maine. He is married and has three daughters. Email Scott Morelli.
About the Executive Department
The Executive Department is the office of the City Manager. Under a Council/Manager form of government, the City Manager is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the overall management and administration of the day-to-day operations of the City.
By Charter, the Manager is required to submit a budget to the City Council for all City Departments annually. The Manager is responsible for submitting to the Council a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City every year.
The Manager presents alternative policy and programmatic ideas, innovations, and solutions to the City Council for consideration. The Manager assists the City Council in problem identification and analysis and presents workable solutions to the City Council.
The City Manager provides professional leadership and direction in the administration of the policies and objectives established by the City Council and coordinates and supervises the operation of City departments. The Manager appoints and prescribes the duties of all employees of the City with the exception of the three Council appointees and employees of the School Department.
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