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Government  City Manager  

City Manager

Clinton Deschene   

The City Manager in Auburn since spring of 2012, Mr. Deschene is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all city departments. Powers and duties include the appointment, suspension and supervision of city administration, preparation and submission of the annual budget and capital program, as well as ensuring that all laws related to the Charter and other acts of the City Council are faithfully executed. In addition to these and many others, the City Manager also promotes partnerships among the City Council, staff, and citizens in developing public policy and building a sense of community.  He currently serves on boards including Airport, ATRC, The Chamber and Maine Municipal Association's Legislative Policy Committee. 

Prior to working as City Manager in Auburn, Mr. Deschene was the Town Manager in Hermon since 2002.  Mr. Deschene attended the University of Maine where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 and later attended Suffolk University Law School where he earned a Juris Doctorate in 1998.  While at the University Maine he was selected as Congressional Intern for Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and after his first year of law school served as an intern with the Maine State Attorney General’s Office. 

Mr. Deschene served on the Maine Municipal Association for five years during the period of 2005 to 2009.  In addition he was appointed to the Governor’s Committee to research Excise Tax Law in 2008, Co-Chair of the Policy Working Group to review MDOT Road Classifications 2009 to 2010, graduate of the Maine Municipal Leadership Program in 2003, graduate of the Bangor Region Leadership Institute in 2008, appointed by the State Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to the “Mandate Working Group” in 2013 to review and report on State mandates to Municipalities, and President of the Penobscot Valley Council of Governments in 2006 to 2007.  Mr. Deschene also donated time as a trustee to the Ecotat Land Trust, was a member of Masonic and a member of the Anah Shrine Temple.

He and his family reside in Auburn.


Phone: 207.333.6601  ext. 1212
Address:  60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine 04210 



 Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm


Support Staff

Howard Kroll

Assistant City Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1221 

Karen Veilleux

Executive Assistant

207.333.6601 ext 1222