Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 AM
Program: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Join us on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor as our panelists discuss the future of development in the Bangor Region.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Andrew Hamilton of Eaton Peabody, who has more than 25 years’ experience in general environmental counseling and regulatory compliance, natural resource permitting, and land use permitting.
Meet the panelists:
Catherine Conlow joined the City of Bangor as City Manager in January 2011. She has served in public service management roles for over 20 years, including extensive experience in planning, economic development, and public services around the country.
Evan D. Richert is a land use planning consultant to state and local governments, including the Town of Orono, where he serves as the Town’s planner. Major projects have included transportation and land use studies for Maine Dept. of Transportation and Maine Turnpike Authority and assistance to the Land Use Regulation
Commission in its review of Plum Creek’s Concept Plan for the Moosehead Lake Region. Evan is a former faculty member of the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, where he taught for 13 years and coordinated development of an ocean observing program in the Gulf of Maine. He previously served as Director of the Maine State Planning Office under Governor Angus S. King. He serves on the board of Maine Coast Heritage Trust and was the founding president of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System.
Cary Weston is President of Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications and an elected member of the Bangor City Council, where he has served as two year Chair of the city's Business and Economic Development committee. Cary has served on a number of community boards and committees, is a founding chair of Fusion Bangor, a Rotarian with poor attendance, a horrible golfer, and for some reason possesses the skill to say the alphabet backwards. He believes strongly that in order to make a community better, one has to be an active voice in shaping it's future and resides in Bangor, with his wife Tori and three children.
Prior to joining EMDC, Michael Aube was the State Director for USDA’s Rural Development Services in Maine for eight years. He served as the Economic Development Representative for the US Department of Commerce for Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, the Maine Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and the Director of the Maine Quality Centers program. He has been very active in civic organizations including the Bangor City Council (including the position of Mayor), Vice Chairman of the Maine Municipal Association, President of the National Association of Development Organizations, President of the Economic
Development Council of Maine, and Chairman of the Maine Technical College System board of trustees.