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Madawaska names new director of public works

MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska Town Manager Gary Picard released a statement Thursday afternoon naming Kevin Dube the new director of public works.

Dube has been an employee of the department for 18 years, most recently as foreman, according to the release. He replaces Yves Lizotte who worked for the town for 42 years before he retired.

“The decision for Kevin was made easy when considering his productive 18-year tenure with the town,” Picard said. “Kevin’s teamwork approach is always on display, he’s an effective leader, problem solver, and outside-the-box thinker.”

Denise Duperre, chair of the Board of Selectmen, said Kevin has worked hard over the years and gained the respect of his peers and managers. She added that he is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the town.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to elevate his status to administrative levels because he was well-mentored by previous leaders and long-term employees of his department, showing respect and encouragement to his staff,” Duperre said.

Dube will oversee eight full-time employees, five winter seasonal employees, and one part-time employee.

“I am honored about this promotion and looking forward to continuing to serve the people of Madawaska as public works director,” Dube said. “But none of this would be possible without the dedication of my crew.”

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