March 24, 2018
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Friends of Eastern Promenade names executive director

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PORTLAND, Maine — Diane Davison has been named the first executive director of the Friends of the Eastern Promenade.

 Davison is a founding member of the organization and has served as president of the Board for several years. She also currently serves as chairwoman of the City of Portland Parks Commission.

 Davison has been an involved community activist since moving to Munjoy Hill more than 20 years ago. She has been an effective leader in many Eastern Promenade projects, including a revival of the Portland summer concert series, various trail improvement projects and the restoration of Fort Allen Park. 

In 2013, she was recognized as a Volunteer of the Year by the State of Maine. Friends of the Eastern Promenade Vice President George Campbell Jr., a former mayor of Portland, said in a press release, “The Board and I have been impressed with Diane’s commitment to stewardship of this extraordinary property-The Eastern Promenade. We are confident that she will continue building on the excellent working relationships with city and state officials.”