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).

Jennifer Atkins Lisa, *Board 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 *Treasurer
Key Bank


Mary Mortier
GRF Real Estate & Belfast City Council

Victor Bernhard
Retired Medical Profressional

Jenifer Harris *Vice Chair
Pen Bay Medical Center/ Waldo County General Hospital 



Tom Griffith, *Organization Chair
Edward Jones Financial


Shannon Coombs
Bank of America

Maggie Goscinski
Cold Comfort Theater, Yo Mamma’s, The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery

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Erik Klausmeyer, *Secretary



Andrea Wood Butler

Brandi Moore
Camden National Bank

Jill Cote
Camden Hills Regional High School


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.