PORTLAND — Portland’s assistant city manager has announced her resignation.

After four years of working for the city, Patricia Finnigan said she is leaving to take the position of town manager in Camden. Finnigan’s last day will be Sept. 30. 

Finnigan most recently served as acting city manager after Joseph Gray retired earlier this year. During that time, she proposed and implemented a budget that for the first time in four years maintained core services and the city’s work force. She was one of three finalists for the top position, which was ultimately awarded to Mark Rees. 

“Pat’s breadth of experience has been a real asset for Portland, and Camden will undoubtedly benefit from her commitment to public service and local government,” Rees said. 

Finnigan came to Portland in 2007 after working for the city of Auburn for 16 years, including 13 as city manager. Working for Portland, Finnigan has served as a liaison with state and federal governments and secured funds for the nearly completed deepwater pier at the Ocean Gateway Marine Terminal. She also coordinated the city’s efforts to seek funding through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

“Pat has represented Portland with professionalism and sophistication and has always kept the focus on how to best serve the city,” Mayor Nicholas Mavodones said.