About The Downtown Bangor Partnership

Overview

The Downtown Bangor Partnership (DBP) is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization that works with property owners, residents, business owners, community organizations, and government entities to advance our collective vision for the future of downtown Bangor.

Mission

Downtown Bangor Partnership promotes and markets activities that enhance the distinctive identity of Downtown Bangor which encourages retention and growth of commercial, residential, and cultural life within the Downtown district.

Our primary goal is to develop and maintain a healthy economy in Downtown Bangor, employing the following strategies to advance this goal: producing and partnering in activities that encourage growth of business, organizational, residential and cultural clusters in the district; reaching out to Downtown stakeholders; enhancing the Downtown environment; promoting a distinctive identity for Downtown Bangor; and considering the appropriateness of the boundaries of the district.

The majority of our organization’s funding is provided by a special assessment tax levied on property owners located in the Downtown District. The remainder of our funds comes from the generous sponsorships and partnerships with local businesses throughout Bangor.

Board of Directors

Joshua Gass – President

Owner, The Beta Agency

Merchant/Entertainment. Term expires June 30, 2018.

 

Heather Furth – Vice President

Co-Owner, Verve & Orono Brewing Co.

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Annette Dodd – Secretary/Treasurer

Co-Owner, The Rock & Art Shop

Merchant/Entertainment. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Autumn Allen

Director of Museum Services, The Maine Discovery Museum

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Julie Baker-Leaden

Manager, Mexicali Blues

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2017.

 

Lance Blackstone

Principal Service Owner, ACT Inc.

Small Property Owner. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Aimee Gerow

House Manager & Community Engagement Specialist, Penobscot Theatre Co.

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Justin Kandel

Packaging Coordinator, Geaghan Bros Brewing

Downtown Resident. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Joyce Mallery

Owner, Sea of Cotton

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Abby Morton

Owner, SagePath Financial Planning

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Christina Paradis

Co-Owner, Hero’s Sports Grill

Merchant/Entertainment. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Santiago Rave

Owner, Thistle’s Restaurant

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Kendra Speed

Vice President, Bangor Savings Bank

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Anne-Marie Storey

Partner, Rudman & Winchell

Service Business. Term expires June 30, 2018.

 

Elisabeth Young

Marketing Director, Waterfront Concerts

At Large. Term expires June 30, 2019.

 

Zeth Lundy – City Staff

Downtown Coordinator, City of Bangor

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