Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A DEBT OF GRATITUDE ----- by Larry Fillmore

Today is Mr. Dale Olmstead’s last official working day as Lisbon’s Interim Town Manager.  On Monday Mrs. Diane Barnes will take over as the Town Manager of Lisbon.

Mr. Olmstead took over as the Interim Town Manager in our darkest hours and has made a significant difference.  He has generated additional revenue and reduced excessive spending.  Mr. Olmstead accepted this difficult challenge with true professionalism and the same dedication he did in Freeport.  Mr. Olmstead will remain on board for only three days next week to assist Mrs. Barnes with her transition. 

Mr. Olmstead also provided guidance to the entire Town Council.  In some cases, he educated Councilors and was a driving force in our movement to recover from the financial crisis left behind by our previous Town Manager.  Mr. Olmstead has worked with Mrs. Barnes in the past and believes she will be a perfect fit for the town. 

This community owes a debt of gratitude for all he has done in the short time he was here.  I wish Mr. Dale Olmstead only the best in all of his endeavors in the future.
Thank you very much, Dale.

Larry Fillmore


  1. Mr. Olmstead has done a lot to put Lisbon back on the right path to prosperity. Its nice to see a manager that really knows how to manage a town. No wonder Freeport kept him for all those years. I wish him the best in his next endeavor.

  2. Credit where credit is due.