The Board of Directors meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:45pm, at the Our Town Belfast Office, 82 Main Street. On occasion meeting days are changed due to schedule conflicts, check our event calendar to confirm meeting days.

Board Meeting Agendas

Board Meeting Minutes

Jenifer Harris

Board Chair
Pen Bay Medical Center/ Waldo County General Hospital

Shannon Coombs

Secretary
Bank of America

Mary Mortier
GRF Real Estate & Belfast City Council

Brandi Moore

Board Vice Chair
Camden National Bank

Maggie Goscinski

Design Committee Chair
Cold Comfort Theater, Yo Mamma’s, The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery

Chris Klenk

Treasurer
Key Bank

Andrea Wood Butler

Economic Vitality Chair
athenahealth

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.”

Sasha Breus, Events and Marketing Coordinator

Helping to share and promote the stories and events that support downtown Belfast

Click here to read a press release about Sasha’s hire! 

Born in Russia, Sasha Breus moved to Maine as a toddler with her family and grew up fishing and camping on Blue Hill Bay. At Smith College, Sasha studied geology and played ultimate frisbee, both of which afforded her multiple opportunities to travel. After working as a teaching assistant and researcher at Harvard University for four years, Sasha left to pursue a master’s degree at Antioch University New England. There she studied environmental education and worked as a peer writing coach. Sasha moved back to Maine in 2016 and started a consulting business focused on non-profit evaluations, editing, and grant writing. Sasha is excited to continue to develop roots in the greater Belfast area through her position at Our Town Belfast and as a volunteer at The Game Loft. Sasha also loves food, gardening, and playing outside year-round.

 

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.