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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. 

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/

Website Content Manager

207.333.6601 ext 1222