The Board of Directors meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:45pm, at City Hall, Conference Room A (Church St. Entrance).

Chris Bitely, *Chair
Center Point Large Print

Our Town Belfast does a fantastic job bringing people together to celebrate this city. I am honored to be part of such a creative organization supporting our beautiful and dynamic downtown.

Tom Griffith, *Organization Chair
Edward Jones Financial


Mary Mortier
GRF Real Estate & Belfast City Council

Victor Bernhard
Retired Medical Profressional

Jennifer Atkins Lisa, *Vice Chair, Design Chair
Quench Metalworks

“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.” 

Chris Klenk
Key Bank


Jenifer Harris
Pen Bay Medical Center/ Waldo County General Hospital 

Shannon Coombs
Bank of America

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Erik Klausmeyer, *Secretary




Jennifer Albee, *Treasurer
ReVision Energy, LLC


Andrea Wood Butler

Brandi Moore
Camden National Bank


Zach Schmesser, Executive Director

Zach brings more than 10 years of experience in event planning and community building, as well as business and non-profit management. He has also been a small business owner.  As the Events Director at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine he managed the organization’s signature events including BikeMaine, a week-long bike ride that focuses on economic and community development throughout the state of Maine. Zach is a graduate of Unity College, with degrees in Adventure Therapy and Adventure Education Leadership, and Husson University, with a Master’s in Business. 

“Since attending Unity College over a decade ago, I have enjoyed spending time in Belfast and greater Waldo County. My family has roots in the area and we are thrilled to immerse ourselves in Belfast’s vibrant community. I am eager to meet and engage with local community members and dive into the work at Our Town Belfast. It’s an exciting time and I am committed to helping Belfast continue its success.”

Allison Harrell, Administrative Assistant

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.

smoke-freeOur 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.