Former Wayne employee hired by town of Kingfield

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KINGFIELD – Selectmen have hired Gregory T. Davis as administrative assistant to the municipal officers. Davis’ initial contract is for one year and he will be paid $40,000, he said.

Davis started work at Webster Hall on Monday, July 9. A Wilton resident, Davis has been Wayne’s town manager for the past four years. He also served as the health officer, deputy treasurer, backup general assistance officer and in other municipal functions.

“While working in Wayne he gained valuable experience researching numerous policies and oversaw contracts and contractors for public works and other projects,” said John Dill, the chairman of the Kingfield selectmen.

Davis was also involved in Franklin County economic development committees and other regional initiatives.

“I’m looking forward to see what we can do regionally,” Davis said.

During his years in Wayne, Davis was successful in writing grants and attracted more than $120,000 for the town.

Before working in local government, Davis was managing editor of the Franklin Journal for seven years. He performed the same job for the Livermore Falls Advertiser for six months. Davis was editor of the Rumford Falls Times for 13 years and prior to that he worked for the Winkler County News in Kermit, Texas, for two years. Davis enjoys reading, photography, antiquing and the outdoors and volunteers some of his time as vice president of the Foothills Arts Center. In the past he’s been a member of the March of Dimes, Farmington Rotary Club, Rumford Rotary Club, Mexico Lions Club, Oxford County Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council and American Cancer Society. Davis is a graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

An informal public reception will be held at the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

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