Chris Bitely, *Chair
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“I feel an obligation to give back to my community, and to participate in the positive things we have here. Belfast is dynamic and ever-changing, and Our Town Belfast fits my sense of now.”
Erik Klausmeyer, *Secretary
Jennifer Atkins Lisa, *Design Committee Chair
“I’ve always loved Belfast. I’ve never felt more at home anywhere else. Belfast is home. It felt like a good fit, opening my business here and getting involved with the town, making it as vibrant as it possibly can be.”
GRF Real Estate & Belfast City Council
Michael Casby, *Vice Chair
“A lot of what we do professionally [at Trillium Caterers] is out of town. We don’t work in Belfast as often as we would like to. So this is a nice way for us to feel connected to the town we live in.”
Tom Griffith, *Organization Chair
Edward Jones Financial
“I see a stronger community presence in Belfast than elsewhere on the midcoast. Being part of Our Town Belfast is a way to tap into the ideas and enthusiasm about maintaining the community we have here.”
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Jennifer Albee, *Treasurer
ReVision Energy, LLC
Chris Klenk, *Promotions Committee Chair
Bangor Savings Bank
“I love the mission, and I love the people and their passion.”
Originally from a bit further up the coast, Breanna now lives in Northport with her husband, Will, and son, Liam. A graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, with a degree in interdisciplinary fine arts, Breanna worked her way through college as assistant to the director at an arts nonprofit, Schoodic Arts for All. She has performed as a musician and vocalist in community and college ensembles throughout the state. Breanna is thrilled to be an integral part of the Our Town Belfast effort to boost business and celebrate community in her own downtown. She has served as a board member with the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, as an executive committee member with the Belfast Creative Coalition, and on the City of Belfast’s Downtown Revitalization and Brownfields Clean Up committees. Currently, Breanna is a member of the Maine Downtown Center’s Advisory Council, aiding in statewide downtown revitalization efforts for the Main Street Maine and Downtown Network communities. She is a graduate of the Phi class of Leadership Maine (2014) and has been the executive director of Our Town Belfast since July of 2012.
A former volunteer and board member at Our Town Belfast, Allison transitioned into the role of part time administrative assistant in June of 2016. Her love of and commitment to the City of Belfast is infectious and her creativity will be a great addition to the Our Town Belfast office.
You can reach Allison Harrell at info@ourtownbelfast, or by calling (207.218.1158) or visiting the office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:45am- 1:45pm.
Our Town Belfast has adopted tobacco-free status for our public events. To support these efforts, it is our policy that Our Town Belfast staff, board members and volunteers refrain from using any tobacco or smoke-free tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and all e-cigarettes and nicotine-based products, at Our Town Belfast public events.