Lewiston’s new Finance Director Ralph Lenfestey is sworn in by Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo on Nov. 16 at City Hall.

LEWISTON — Ralph Lenfestey, Lewiston’s new finance director, was appointed at the Nov. 16 City Council meeting and sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Montejo.

Lenfestey was lauded by City Administrator Heather Hunter, whom he is replacing, as her “right-hand man for the last 24 years.”

Since being hired as senior staff accountant in 1997, he has also held the positions of senior accountant, business manager for Public Works, chief accountant, assistant finance director and, most recently, interim finance director.

He is also currently serving as treasurer for the Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority.

Lenfestey received his bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a major in accounting, from the University of Maine at Augusta and was also certified as a municipal treasurer for the Maine Municipal Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association. Before commencing his career with the City of Lewiston, he served as treasurer for the town of Belgrade.

He is married to wife Toni and they have three children.


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