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

Office
Name
Business
Seat
Subcommittee
Term End (June 30th)
President
George Kinghorn
University of Maine
Museum of Art
At Large
Executive
2020
Vice President
Annette Dodd
The Rock & Art Shop
Merchant/ Entertainment
Executive; Beautification (Chair); Networking & Outreach
2019
Secretary
Hannah Young
Bangor Public Library
At Large
Executive; Events
2020
Treasurer
Christina Paradis
Hero’s Sports Grill
Merchant/ Entertainment
Marketing; Networking & Outreach (Chair)
2019
Director
Autumn Allen
The Maine Discovery Museum
At Large
Events
2019
Director
Lance Blackstone
ATC, Inc.
Small Property Owner
Beautification; Events
2019
Director
Jamie Clark
The Willie Wags
Merchant/ Entertainment
 Marketing
Director
Matthew Dorr
Penobscot Theatre Co.
Merchant/ Entertainment
Networking & Outreach
Director
Greg Edwards
Edwards, Faust & Smith
At Large
Beautification
Director
Abby Morton
SagePath Financial Planning
At Large
Marketing; Networking & Outreach
2019
Director
Melissa Smith
Happy Endings Martini, Tapas & Dessert Bar
At Large
 Events
2020
Director
Justin Soderberg
Orono Brewing Co.
Resident
Director
Susan Stephenson
Pepinos Mexican Restaurants
At Large
Events
2020
Director
Elisabeth Young
Waterfront Concerts
At Large
Marketing
2019
Ex-Officio
Vacant
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Council Rep.
Laura Supica
City Council
n/a
2020 (Nov.)
Staff Liaison
Katelyn Chase
City of Bangor
n/a
All
n/a