A new face will soon be at the reins of town government in Fort Fairfield.

The Fort Fairfield Town Council has hired Andrea Powers as the new Town Manager.  Ms. Powers’ first day will be Monday, November 26.

Ms. Powers served as the Washburn Town Manager from October, 2005 to August, 2009 and on the Presque Isle Economic Development Committee in 2000 and 2001.

Powers has a Bachelor of Arts in Art from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and a Master in Public Administration from the University of New Haven.

Powers is replacing current town Manager Jim Risner who is stepping down. Again, her first day will be Monday, November 26.