BANGOR — Secretary of State Matt Dunlap presented recently Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the Maine State Elections Administration Conference in Bangor.

Each year, the Secretary of State solicits nominations for the award, named for long-time state Director of Elections Lorraine M. Fleury. The award is presented to recognize and honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the election process and who exemplifies the qualities of fairness, experience, knowledge and service.

Goodwin was nominated by her colleagues and constituents, both in Bangor and in Lincoln, where she served as clerk and town manager for nearly 20 years. She was noted for her ability to stay up-to-date on changes to the election laws, and to convey her efforts to deliver the most efficient election effort possible to her town government and to the voters. She successfully transitioned the town of Lincoln from using a hand-count process to a machine-tabulated process.

Her dedication and tireless efforts earned her recognition from the Maine Town and City Clerk’s Association as Clerk of the Year in 2005.

In Bangor, she has devoted many hours to the transition of Bangor’s unified polling place from the old Bangor Auditorium to the new Cross Center. She has led her staff in new ideas for the best use of that space, and has always worked for the best interest of voter access in the maximization of that new space with the Secretary of State’s office and with her peers in the City of Bangor.

Despite the hours she puts in for the citizens of Bangor, she finds time to work with other clerks and has assumed a leadership role as a board member of the New England Association of Town and City Clerks.

Lisa Goodwin was described by one of her nominators as “an energetic leader, goal-oriented and possessed of a great deal of integrity.”

BANGOR — Secretary of State Matt Dunlap presented recently Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the Maine State Elections Administration Conference in Bangor.

Each year, the Secretary of State solicits nominations for the award, named for long-time state Director of Elections Lorraine M. Fleury. The award is presented to recognize and honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the election process and who exemplifies the qualities of fairness, experience, knowledge and service.

Goodwin was nominated by her colleagues and constituents, both in Bangor and in Lincoln, where she served as clerk and town manager for nearly 20 years. She was noted for her ability to stay up-to-date on changes to the election laws, and to convey her efforts to deliver the most efficient election effort possible to her town government and to the voters. She successfully transitioned the town of Lincoln from using a hand-count process to a machine-tabulated process.

Her dedication and tireless efforts earned her recognition from the Maine Town and City Clerk’s Association as Clerk of the Year in 2005.

In Bangor, she has devoted many hours to the transition of Bangor’s unified polling place from the old Bangor Auditorium to the new Cross Center. She has led her staff in new ideas for the best use of that space, and has always worked for the best interest of voter access in the maximization of that new space with the Secretary of State’s office and with her peers in the City of Bangor.

Despite the hours she puts in for the citizens of Bangor, she finds time to work with other clerks and has assumed a leadership role as a board member of the New England Association of Town and City Clerks.

Lisa Goodwin was described by one of her nominators as “an energetic leader, goal-oriented and possessed of a great deal of integrity.”