Provincetown Selectmen Choose Next Town Manager

CCB MEDIA PHOTO Provincetown Town Hall

CCB MEDIA PHOTO
Provincetown Town Hall

PROVINCETOWN – Selectmen in Provincetown have chosen their next town manager.

David Panagore, 50, comes to the Cape from Connecticut, where he works as the executive director of the New Haven Parking Authority. Panagore previously worked for the City of Hartford as its Chief Operating Officer, and has also held positions in Springfield and Chelsea.

“As he put it, he likes to walk in to the fire, and he’s worked in a lot of difficult cities,” said Tom Donegan, the Chairman of the Provincetown Board of Selectmen.

Selectmen are offering a contract to Panagore today. If he accepts, it will mark the closing of a lengthy search process that began when former town manager Sharon Lynn resigned in 2013 to take the city manager’s job in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Officials are hoping Panagore can help address the difficulties Provincetown is facing with affordable housing. Selectmen offered the job last year to Richard Reinhard of Washington D.C. Reinhard did not take the job, citing concerns over the cost of housing in Provincetown and the difficult job prospects for his husband.

“If we lose our housing, we have nothing left,” said Donegan “The town will be gone.”

Selectmen also interviewed finance director Dan Hoort for the position, before offering the job to Panagore.



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