Mayor Announces Committee Appointments

  • February 27, 2018

Auburn Mayor Jason J. Levesque is pleased to announce the initial members of the Mayor’s Committee on Economic Development and Marketing.

The committee will be guided by its Mission Statement: The Mayor’s Economic Development and Marketing Committee, through discussion, analysis, and proposal of policy, will accelerate the relationship among the business community, regional and local economic development organizations and initiatives, and the City to achieve successful economic growth and revitalization of existing businesses and attracting new businesses, resulting in a diversified economic base that will ensure that Auburn is recognized as a world-class community. In addition, the Committee will provide recommendations for both internal and external initiatives and communication strategies that promote the public image of the City of Auburn.

“I am honored to have these individuals volunteer their time and expertise to help make Auburn the best City in New England,” said Levesque. “As we explore new ways of fostering business development for existing and new businesses and spreading the message that Auburn is on the move, these initial appointees will be key to our future success.”

Initial appointments are as follows:

  • Matt Leonard (Chair) – CEO, Military Talent Source
  • Brian Dubois - DuBois Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty
  • Marnie Dubois - DuBois Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty
  • Jim Pross – Attorney, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott
  • Debbie Bodwell- Vice President, RMS
  • April Shanaman – Co-Owner, Lost Valley Ski Resort
  • Bill David – Director of Sales, Marketing, and Corporate Relations, Twin City Thunder
  • Tracey Levesque- Principal, 64 Lisbon St LLC
  • Jessica Donovan – General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
  • Josh Pritchard - Partner, COO, Anchour
  • Stephen Gilbert - Partner, CEO, Anchour
  • Matt Kovacevich – Principal, Thalo Blue
  • Phil Savignano - Senior Tourism Officer, State of Maine
  • Steve Milks – Managing Partner, Thompson Properties
  • Ethan Kane - Digital Marketing Manager, Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Steve Wallace - CEO, Auburn-Lewiston YMCA

Meeting locations and dates will be announced within the next two weeks, with an initial status report due to the City Council by the end of May 2018. Information on the Economic Development & Marketing Committee will be available on the committee's web page as it becomes available.