FoEP Annual Meeting 10.14.14

Fort Allen's Park Portland, Maine


FoEP 6th Annual Meeting 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5:30 pm – 7:30pm

2014 has been our most triumphant year to date

thanks to the ongoing support of 


our tried and true members!

5:30 – 6: Social time

6 – 6:45: Membership election of board nominee’s

Annual report & Recognition

6:45 – 7:30: Celebration & Appreciation

Light hors devours and cash bar

DiMillo’s on the Water

Parking available on site

2014 FoEP Board Nominees

George Campbell Jr., President: After several years’ hiatus, George returned to Munjoy Hill in the fall of 2012.  He has worked extensively in the public and private sectors, having served in Maine and New Hampshire as Commissioner of Transportation, as both a Maine Town and City Manager, and as a Portland City Councilor and Mayor.  He is a former President of the Maine Municipal Association.  He Chaired the Eastern Prom Master Plan Committee that produced the 2004 Master Plan, which is the guiding document of FoEP and won the Merit Award for Planning from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.  George has been president of four companies and currently leads a North American transport business.  He has played a leadership role in other nonprofits, including, among others, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Martin’s Point Health Care, the Maine Development Foundation, and Greater Portland Landmarks.  George is a graduate of the University of Maine, from which he holds an MPA.

Cami Smalley, Vice President:   Cami is an Eastern Prom resident, educator, consultant, trainer, marketer, and founder of “Enroot,” a local corporation in which she is engaged in development of education programs and reseller communications (both nationally and internationally), with emphasis on healthy life styles for people and pets.  Cami earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Animal Behavior from Colorado State University and did an internship in Marine Mammal Behavior at the University of Hawaii before entering the commercial world.  She currently volunteers as photographer at Ronald McDonald House and makes use of her continuing education course in nutrition with volunteer work at Cultivating Community.

 Stephanie Green, Secretary:   A five-year resident of Portland, Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of the University Of Maine School Of Law, where she was an Editor of the Maine Law Review.  She now is an associate at Curtis Thaxter, LLC.  Her undergraduate degree is from Wheaton College, where she majored in Economics and International Relations and sang in an a cappella group.  Her interests include travel, biking and running, cooking, and relaxing and reading on the Eastern Prom.

William Jabine III, Treasurer:   Bill grew up in Baltimore and relocated to Portland in 1976.  He has lived on Munjoy Street since 1980 with his wife Deborah.  He is a licensed Maine CPA with over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession as a CFO and public accountant.  Bill recently opened his own accounting practice in Scarborough.  He was elected to our Board in April of 2013, when he also was elected by the Board as our Treasurer and designated the Chair of the Finance Committee.

Cynthia Murray-Beliveau:   Cynthia currently resides on Sheridan Street. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a BA as well as a graduate degree. She has been a music teacher and a guidance counselor. In addition, Cynthia is Co-Founder of Maine Women’s Lobby, Co-Founder Catholic Foundation of Maine, Past Chair of St Joseph College Board of Trustees and a Hallowell City Councilor. She currently serves on the Maine Arts Commission Executive Committee. She is very active within the Democratic Party and has participated in many campaigns. Cynthia is married with four adult sons and four fabulous adorable and very talented grandchildren that are the love of her life these days.

David Brackett: David Brackett is currently self-employed and owner of Brackett Renovations. He has been doing top of the line renovations in the area for 12 years. He and his wife Beth Patterson Brackett, a nurse at Maine Medical Center, have lived on Munjoy Hill for 17 years. He and Beth have two children in the Portland school system. David volunteers for both the Boys and Girl Scouts. An inveterate tinkerer, David built a three seated bike so he and the children can cycle around the Prom. He and his children are also great fans of the FoEP summer concert series.

Katie Brown: Katie Brown has lived in Maine for 25 years, the last 12 on Munjoy Hill. She is the Executive Director of the Locker Project, an organization providing take-home and class-time food for hungry children in Maine through their schools. Katie has many years’ experience working for and developing nonprofit organizations, and serving on several boards over time. She is an avid community volunteer. She is passionate about fiber arts and photography.

Trevor Coyne: Trevor is a long time resident of Munjoy Hill with his partner Joe Piergrossi and their dog Isabelle. Together, Joe and Trevor have supported the Friends of the Eastern Promenade from it early beginnings. They believe in the organization’s mission to Preserve, Protect and enhance the Eastern Promenade Park. Trevor is your neighborhood REALTOR, owner of Coyne Piergrossi Associates at Keller Williams Realty. As residents and business owners in our neighborhood, we feel it is important to give where you live and build communities. Trevor currently resides at 125 Morning Street with Joe and Isabelle.

Aynne Doil:  Aynne’s love of the Eastern Promenade dates back to her childhood and many happy memories visiting relatives who raised their families on the “Hill.” A New Hampshire immigrant, she lived on the Eastern Promenade form 1971-1974 and then returned to the Prom ten years ago, happily settling in two blocks away from where she originally started. Aynne’s strong connection to the Eastern Promenade and her love of its history and beauty led her to join the Board of the Friends of the Eastern Promenade three years ago. She brings to the FoEP table her solid skills in event planning and fundraising, having chaired many events for several non-profit organizations in the Portland area, including the 2103 Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill Tour and the 2014 Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Allen Park. She is delighted to continue her involvement on the Board of FoEP for another term.

Dan Haley:   Dan Haley was raised and currently resides on the Eastern Promenade. He continues to enjoy life on Munjoy Hill. He has been a Board Member of the FoEP for the past three years. He was co-chair of the Fort Allen Bicentennial Committee and is a member of the projects committee. Dan serves as a Port of Portland Harbor Commissioner. He is president of the Boys and Girls Club Alumni association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine.

Matthew Kennedy:   Matthew and his wife, Lori Parham, moved to Munjoy Hill from Tallahassee, Florida, in January 2012; they purchased their Beckett Street home early in 2013.
Matthew’s academic training was in architectural history and urbanism; his research focused on the intersection of public and private interests in the development of urban space, with particular focus on infrastructural development. Matthew taught at N.Y.U.’s Washington Square campus and held research fellowships at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Though he left academia in 1998, Matthew retains a deep interest in issues of architecture, urban design, land use, and what makes communities work.
In 1998 Matthew joined ERS Group, a leading economic and statistical consulting firm based in Tallahassee, Florida with offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He is now a Managing Director with the firm. His wife Lori is the Maine State Director for AARP.
Matthew is a member of the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization board of directors and former Chair of the organization’s Communications Committee. Matthew now serves as Treasurer of the organization and Chair of the Membership and Fundraising Committee. In their free time Matthew and Lori enjoy much of what Maine has to offer – kayaking and sailing in Casco Bay, running and biking on the Prom trails, snowboarding, dining out, trips to the farmer’s market and excursions up and down the coast.

Joyce Wethington Knight:  Joyce is a lawyer by training. She spent the first half of her legal career in private practice and the second in-house as general counsel for the US operation of an international insurer. In recent years she has been consulting with mid-size companies to manage their legal costs and mediate disputes. She has extensive for-profit and non- profit board experience. Some of the non-profit boards on which she has served are N.C. Special Olympics, American Insurance Association, Memphis Small Business Chamber, and several Montessori schools.
Joyce and her husband recently relocated to Portland from Memphis, TN.
They are living on Munjoy Hill, their neighborhood of choice. They have two children, both living in N.Y.C.

Tom Leonhardt:  After a 44 – year career as a teacher and non-profit consultant in Washington, DC, Tom retired to Portland, ME where he now resides on the Eastern Promenade.
Since arriving in Portland, Tom has continued his work with non-profits on a pro bono basis. He teaches classes for the Maine Association of NonProfits in supervision and communication. He also volunteers as a docent at the Portland Museum of Art, specialising in guided tours for children PreK through 5th grade. In addition, Tom is to “go to” person at SCORE for non-profit consultation.
Tom has already served on the board of the Friends of the Eastern Promenade for a three year term where he is currently chair of the Membership and Volunteer Committee.

Sharon A. Sudbay:   Sharon provides strategic public affairs counsel, stakeholder communications and outreach planning, and media relations assistance to several corporations and associations doing business in Maine.
Sharon has been involved in Maine politics for more than 25 years and spent 14 on the staff of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. The Munjoy Hill Native has been active politically in the Portland area, organizing significant volunteer efforts and civic events. She has also served as campaign manager, political director or field director on several statewide campaigns including for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress and Governor. Sharon is president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and serves on advisory councils for the Mitchell Institute and Maine Women’s Lobby & Policy Center.










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