FARMINGTON — Town Manager Richard Davis was recognized Friday for being named the 2018 Manager of the Year.

Carlene Tremblay from Senator Susan Collins’ office presented Davis with a letter of congratulations from the senator.

“Keep up the good work,” Tremblay said.

Ben Tucker presented Davis with a proclamation from Senator Angus King.

“Senator Angus King sends his very best. What a huge honor to be voted by colleagues as Town Manager of the Year,” Tucker said. “This is a big deal.”

Davis said, “This is quite an honor. I have an amazing town. I’m very fortunate.”

Davis posed for a picture with members of his staff.

“You’re all lucky you get to work with this guy. You have a great community,” Tremblay said.

The Linc Stackpole Manager of the Year Award is presented by the Maine Town, City and Country Management Association. The award is named for Lincoln Stackpole, Machias town manager from 1970 to 1977.

According to a Farmington press release in August, the award recognizes integrity and leadership. Recipients also must demonstrate a socially responsible approach towards their community; concern for the well-being, support and growth of their municipal colleagues; and contributions and service beyond their community through organizations at regional, state and national levels.

Davis was nominated for the award by Farmington Selectman Stephan Bunker and Yarmouth Town Manager Nat Tupper. He received the award during the association’s annual conference in Newry.

Davis has been town manager of Farmington since 2001. Prior to that he was town manager of Buckfield and Wilton.

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