BANGOR, Maine — Girl Scouts of Maine will honor Tanya Emery with the 2014 Juliette Award at the Fifth Annual Pearls of Wisdom breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road.
Girl Scouts of Maine established the Juliette Award to honor a woman who embodies the essence of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Juliette Gordon Low was a woman who exhibited a heightened sense of service to community and the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
Emery serves as the director of community and economic development for the city of Bangor. She was formerly deputy director of economic development for the city of Brewer, and also worked for Eastern Maine Development Corporation.
A native of Hampden, Emery earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Emery has served as an elected member of the MSAD 22 School Board. Today, she is on the board of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Eastern Maine Medical Center Citizens Advisory Council, and a corporator for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.
Emery was a founding member and past chair of Fusion:Bangor, and served on the boards and committees for Realize!Maine, Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Region Partners for Health, Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, Maine Highlands Artist Guild, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau and Penquis Leadership Institute. She lives in Hampden with her husband Andrew, who serves as a Bangor firefighter, along with their two daughters, Sophia and Elizabeth.
For information or tickets the Pearls of Wisdom breakfast, visit girlscoutsofmaine.org or call 888-922-4763.