Portland hires new assistant city manager

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PORTLAND — Mona Bector, most recently a consultant in the Boston area, has been hired as a new assistant city manager.

Her hiring was announced May 23 by City Manager Jon Jennings. Bector will replace Anita LaChance, who is retiring in mid-July after 38 years with the city.

Bector is the first of two assistant city managers; the fiscal year 2019 budget approved by councilors on May 21 budgeted a second position. The new assistants will be “responsible for directing various citywide departmental activities and operations,” according to a job listing posted in the winter.

A part of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration in New York City until 2016, Bector was also a deputy commissioner for the state of New York. She will earn a $140,000 salary.