Erica E. LaCroix, Town Manager - Greetings! I am so honored to serve as the Town Manager here in Farmington! I grew up in Mt. Vernon, and I have family here locally. Growing up we frequented Farmington regularly for its shopping and restaurants, and I even took my driver’s test at the old Fire Station! In many ways this is like coming home. I graduated from Maranacook High School and went on to study at Michigan State University where I hold a BS from Michigan State and a Master of Public Administration from Norwich University.
I am a veteran public servant with more than 25 years at the local and state level with the bulk of my background in Public Works and Law Enforcement. I began my career in 1995 with the City of Lansing, Michigan as a payroll clerk in the Transportation and Parking Office and worked my way up through the ranks. I spent 18 years with the City of Lansing, my last ten as the Senior Administrator in the Operations and Maintenance division of the Public Service Department. In 2013, I accepted a budget and policy analyst position with the Virginia Department of Transportation in Richmond, VA. I found I wasn’t happy being so far removed from the boots on the ground at the local level though, and after two years I returned to municipal government as the Chief of Administration for the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office. In 2018, my husband was relocated to Georgia and that meant a brief hiatus from public service for me.
In 2020, I received a call from a high school friend encouraging me to apply for the Town Manager position in Winslow, Maine. I laughed and said that was pretty farfetched! Three months later I packed up the kids and the pets and moved back home to Maine! I spent three fantastic years in Winslow, and with the support of the Council we were able to accomplish a lot. I come to you with a desire to serve, the experience to lead, and a sense of excitement for the future. I look forward to meeting residents, community leaders and business owners, so stop by for a visit or give me a call!
Phone: (207) 778-6538