GrowSmart Maine 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, at 1:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: The Atrium atBates Mill, 35 Canal St, Lewiston, ME

For more information: Kimberly Ballard; 207.699.4452;

Registration is now open for GrowSmart Maine’s 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the Atrium at Bates Mill in Lewiston on Wednesday, November 20th from 1-5pm.

GrowSmart Maine is calling together its members from across the state for an afternoon focused on the policies, trends, events, and projects that have strengthened Maine’s economy, environment and communities.

Orono Town Planner and Former Maine State Planning Office Director Evan Richert will present a retrospective on the past ten years of smart growth in Maine. Looking towards the future, State and National leaders will kick off a discussion on challenges and opportunities ahead for Maine in the next ten years. Panelists include:

• Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt

• Vice President & Director of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute Roger Millar

• Innovation Advisor and Former President of Maine Technology Institute Betsy Biemann

• and a Panelist to be announced

• Moderated by Developers’ Collaborative Founder Kevin Bunker

GrowSmart Maine will also conduct a bit of business with a quick review of Fiscal Year 2013 (July 2012-July 2013) and elect new board members for the coming year.

Lastly, the day will wrap up with a networking reception featuring sponsors’ exhibits and food and beverages from Lewiston’s own DaVinci’s and Baxter Brewing. Tours of Baxter Brewing located right in the same complex will also be available!


1pm – Registration and Exhibits open – refreshments available

2pm -Welcome and Recognition of Founding Board Members

2:15pm – Business Meeting and Election of Board Members

2:45pm – Evan Richert: Smart Growth in Maine 2003-2013 Timeline Presentation

3:15pm – The Future of Smart Growth in Maine Panel Discussion

4pm – Networking Reception and brewery tours

Register at Space is limited. This event is free to current members. Join today at

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Mayo at 699.4330, x 2 or mmayo at