Comprehensive Planning Committee (2010-2014)

Contact Information
Nicole Briand
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm






Comprehensive Planning Committee


The Town formed a Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Town advertised for members through the Town’s Bowdoinham News, Town’s Website and existing Town Committee’s, in order to form a well-rounded, diverse committee.  The Comprehensive Planning Committee was formed in January of 2011 with the following members:

  • Albert Stehle – Albert has been a self-employed contractor since 1978 and has lived in Bowdoinham even no longer.  In his spare time, Albert enjoys cleaning and fixing up old cemeteries and has served as the coordinator for Cemetery Clean-up Day.  Recently, Albert has purchased and begun rehabilitating the old Ridge Road Church.
  • Brad Foley – Brad has worked for the Maine Department of Transportation for more than 25 years.  He is currently the Highway Program Manager tasked with oversight of the design and construction of Maine’s roadways.  He is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and is registered as a PE in the state of Maine.  Brad has served the town as a member of the Town Hall renovation committee and as a member of the Biking, Walking, and Paddling Group.  Brad and his wife Jen have lived in Bowdoinham for over 20 years and have enjoyed working on improvements to their house for all those years.
  • Brant Miller – Brant is a farmer, engineer and member of the Water District and Town’s Energy Committee. 
  • Brian Smith – Brian is a surveyor who owned his owned business, Brian Smith Surveying for 38 years.  Brian has served on several different Town committees and boards since 1975, but currently serves on the Town’s Community Development Advisory Committee, whose purpose is to develop and assist in plans designed to support and enhance community and economic development in the Town of Bowdoinham.   In his spare time, Brian enjoys fishing, woodworking, being outdoors and spoiling his granddaughter.
  • Cynthia Lamoreau, Chair – Cyndie works at LL Bean in their Direct to Business Division.   Cyndie currently serves on the Maine Archaeological Society, Board of Directors and in the past has served on the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Central Maine Health Care Associates and Southern Mid Coast Maine Chamber of Commerce.  Cyndie was raised in Bowdoinham and returned 20 years ago.  In her spare time Cyndie enjoys gardening, archaeology, local history; music of many styles, going to  Bluegrass Festivals, and home food production and preserving. 
  • David Whittlesey – David moved to Bowdoinham in the mid-70's and taught and coached hockey at Mt Ararat before working internationally for 25 years.  Since returning to Bowdoinham in 2004 he has since served as a Member and Chair on the Selectboard, and helped to form the Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative, BCDI, a local non-profit of which he is currently the consulting manager.
  • Felicity Beede – Felicity was born and raised in Brunswick but lived in Bowdoinham during her late teens and early twenties. After marrying, and starting a family that has since grown to two sons and two daughters, her husband Jon begged a return to Bowdoinham. Not only did he get his wish, Felicity and Jon recently moved into the house they built last summer and fall.  Felicity has taught 7th grade in Brunswick for 17 years.
  • Heather Cox –  Originally from Central Maine, Heather first moved to Bowdoinham in 1997.  Heather and her husband own Casco Bay Frames in Portland and are raising two girls and many pets. For a period if about ten years, they purchased, renovated and sold or rented real estate. Heather is on the library finance committee and volunteers at the school library. 
  • Joanne Joy, Vice Chair – Joanne Joy is the Executive Director of Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, a Healthy Maine Partnership, located in Gardiner that serves communities in southern Kennebec County and Richmond.  Her expertise is in policy and environmental changes to decrease tobacco use and exposure, prevent substance abuse, improve access to physical activity and to improve nutrition including access to local foods.  She is an experienced facilitator and public health planner.  Joanne enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, and camping and family.  The CPC is Joanne's first Bowdoinham committee participation.  She also serves of the Chair of both the Richmond Area Health Center Board of Directors, and HealthReach Community Health Centers Board.  She is on the Executive Committees of the Statewide Coordinating Council for Public Health that advises the Maine CDC, and the Maine Network of Healthy Communities.  She is also a member of multiple public health associations in Maine.  Joanne grew up in Bucksport on a farm with 8 siblings and is pleased to be a part of the resurgence of farming and local foods that is part of the fabric of this community. Joanne is married, has 3 adult children and 2 young grandsons. 
  • Paul Beltramini - Paul and his wife have made Bowdoinham their home for almost 30 years, and their two children were born and raised here. For the last 18 of those years Paul has worked at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta as an acute care Physical Therapist.  Paul completed his under-graduate degree in Human Ecology and had worked the previous 20 plus years as a primarily self-employed carpenter/builder with a particular  interest in energy-efficient design and construction.  In addition to the Comp. Plan Committee, Paul has been a member of the Bowdoinham Planning Board for 8 years now. When not working or at committee meetings, Paul's interests include music, photography, travel, and about any activity that gets him outdoors. In all his work and play Paul maintains his interest as a Human Ecologist in bettering his understanding of the relationships between humans and their natural and social environments.
  • Pete Galle – Professionally after a stint as an officer in the Air Force Pete was a banker heavily involved in  home construction and purchase financing.  Since 1982 Pete has been self-employed as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser working in both the residential and commercial/industrial markets.  Pete is an affiliate member of the Appraisal Institute. Pete is also co-owner of Apple Creek Farm, founded in 1985. Pete is the coordinator for the Bowdoinham Farmers’ Market and is a member of the Merrymeeting Grange.  Pete has also served on the Planning Board for over tens years and has served on three Comprehensive Planning Committees.
  • Richard Morin – Richard has lived in Bowdoinham since 1968 and has served on several Town Committees and Boards over the years including the Planning Board, Finance Advisory Committee and two previous Comprehensive Planning Committees.  Richard is an engineer and operates a small beef farm on the River Road with his wife and son.
  • Sally Hildreth – Sally is a Senior analyst for a software development company located in Baltimore.  Sally has a small farm with horses, cows, dogs and cats.  In addition to serving on this Comp Plan Committee, Sally serves on Town’s Cable-Internet Committee.  
  • Tom Deforeest – Tom is a retired carpenter who has lived in Bowdoinham since 1973.  Tom is a member of the Town's energy committee as well as the Bowdoinham Historical Society.


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