GOULDSBORO — Town officials have picked Sherri Cox as the new town manager to replace Bryan Kaenrath, who took a job in New Hampshire earlier this month.
Originally from Harrington, Cox has lived in Prospect Harbor for six years. About a month ago, she became the office supervisor for Gouldsboro. She put in an application recently — one of 27 — and was one of four candidates interviewed for the job.
“I’m really excited about it. I think there’s a lot of possibilities,” Cox said. “Bryan left some pretty good notes. I have a pretty good idea of what projects need my attention.”
Cox started her career by working for 13 years at Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. before it became Emera Maine. She then attended college at the University of Maine at Machias, studying business administration with a minor in nonprofits. She served on the boards of two area nonprofits, The Next Step Domestic Violence Project and the Washington County Children’s Program. Until July, she had been working in finance.
She said she’d like to see children’s programs in Gouldsboro develop and become stronger.
“My vision, other than the normal day-to-day running of the town, is I’d like to expand the rec program,” she said. “Kids need something else to do.”
She’s also a member of the Acadian Woman’s Club. She said between that role and her job working with the town, she’s been able to pick up on different ideas from people in the area.
“I’m at a spot in the community now that I’ve made enough connections in different groups,” she said. “It’s just getting to implement [the ideas] will be the fun part.”