CARIBOU — The Aroostook County Board of County Commissioners recently recognized Scott Smith of Mapleton with a proclamation recognizing Smith’s achievement as a 2017 Spirit of America Award recipient.
Smith received the Spirit of America Award from the town of Mapleton last year. He was selected for his many years of public service, volunteerism and community involvement. According to former Mapleton Town Manager Jon Frederick, Smith served as a Mapleton Selectman 1980-1996 and 2009-2016, Assessor 1979-2016 and Mapleton Sewer District Trustee from 1988-2016. He served on the Maine Farm Bureau, and other various farm organizations.
He currently serves as the treasurer for the GIFT Food Pantry, treasurer for the 2016 World Cup Biathlon Competition at the Nordic Center, and the Executive Committee for Aroostook Aspirations Initiative. He served as a Marine Corps fighter pilot from 1971-1977.
At the Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Paul Underwood read the Proclamation into the public record of the meeting and Smith was presented a Certificate for his achievement by the Board of Commissioners.
“Scott is a perfect example of someone giving back to his community and Country. We are very proud of his accomplishments and am pleased to offer our sentiments to him,” Underwood stated.
The Spirit of America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity established in Maine to encourage volunteerism. Since the first Spirit of America Foundation award was presented in 1991 to Alma Jones by Augusta’s mayor, over 500 Spirit of America ceremonies have taken place.