Natalie Andrews, Paris Town Manager


PARIS — There is a flurry of activity in the Town of Paris, with phones ringing off the hook and a constant stream of people coming into the Town Office to meet the new Town Manager, Natalie Andrews. Known for her big smile, the energetic professional has hit the ground running; listening to residents, working with her new staff, going from meeting to meeting, and popping in on the various Departments.

She’s been up at the crack of dawn to meet the Highway Dept guys as they kicked off their day and spent time with the folks at the Town Dump, the Fire Department, and the Police Dept. In between setting up her office and reviewing the upcoming budget and dozens of files, she’s also getting to know her staff team within the Town Office and Parks & Recreation Dept.

‘Paris is an exciting place to be right now,’ Andrews enthused. ‘The staff have a serious commitment to the Town and a passion for their jobs and the Dept. Heads and I are in the middle of discussing our goals for the Town.’

Andrews’ recent executive roles have included Senior Tax Accessor for the City of Auburn, Tax Assessor for the Town of Norway, Bethel Town Manager, and recently Chair of the Oxford Hills Board of Directors of Maine School Administrative District 17, which includes Paris, Norway, Waterford, Otisfield, West Paris, Hebron, Harrison and Oxford.

Born in Germany, Andrews is a self-described, ‘Military Brat.’ Her father was in the Marine Corps and Navy, and her mother was born in Indonesia and immigrated from Holland. Natalie’s family relocated from Germany to Maine when she was two and she spent her childhood moving from base to base. Now a West Paris resident, she has deep family roots and many memories in Paris and West Paris.


She loves Oxford Hills and is excited about her new Town Manager position for the Town of Paris. ‘When I worked in Auburn, it was easy to feel disconnected.’ Andrews explained. ‘Paris is an important part of Oxford Hills and I really wanted to contribute more to my community.’

Andrews means what she says; she is currently volunteering as the Board Chair of the Oxford County Assessment Review, the Chair of the West Paris Budget Committee, and the Chair of the Education Committee for the Executive Board of the International Association of Assessing Officers – Maine Chapter.

‘We’re delighted Natalie is here,’ said Chris Summers, Chairman of the Selectmen. ‘She’s a real go-getter with significant leadership skills and government agency experience and we look forward to working with her. Liz Knox, our long-time Town Clerk did a fantastic job filling in for a few months and now Natalie can take the helm and continue to move us forward.’

Natalie Andrews is also the active mom to three adult sons. When she’s not at the Town Office or giving back to her community, she spends time with her logger husband, loves to travel, enjoys reading and doing research, and ‘loves playing in the dirt.’

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