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.
The Downtown District stretches from a northern boundary of Cumberland, Harlow, and Court Street to a southern boundary along the Penobscot River (Bangor Waterfront) to I-395.
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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.
A Board of Directors representing stakeholders in Downtown drive the vision and execution of the plan through the dispensation of the funds. Though the Board of Directors retains executive control of the activities, the majority of the work happens at the Committee level where anyone with a passion for Downtown can join in the fun and help Downtown grow.
Beautification Committee: Responsible for enhancing the look, feel and culture of Downtown Bangor. Major projects include: Annual Adopt-A-Garden project which invites over 100 individuals and organizations to plant and maintain gardens and flowerboxes throughout Downtown; winter lights which decorates an ever expanding list of lampposts, trees and parks in Downtown; creation of permanent murals in Downtown; general cleaning and maintenance of downtown assets.
Marketing Committee: Responsible for identifying and executing marketing campaigns that best serve the stakeholders Downtown. Major projects include: Designing and updating downtownbangor.com; updating and designing the Downtown Bangor brochure; managing social media platforms and messaging; promotion of “retail holidays” like Small Business Saturday.
Events Committee: Responsible for planning and facilitating events in Downtown. Major projects include: Creating and executing the Sidewalk Art Festival; Organizing and promoting Downtown Trick-or-Treat. Past projects include Downtown Countdown and Cool Sounds Concert Series.
Networking and Outreach: Responsible for creating and maintaining connections with various stakeholders Downtown and communicating important opportunities. Major projects include: creating welcome baskets for new businesses; hosting quarterly retailer and business meetings; hosting annual Downtown social and Downtown Town Hall; connecting to underrepresented stakeholders to find ways to serve them.
Interested in joining the Board or participating on a subcommittee?
Email Betsy Lundy, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about openings.
Board Openings for July 1, 2023:
- No current openings
Board members are vetted by a nominating committee and elected by the current board members.
Downtown Bangor Partnership (DBP) Board of Directors
|OFFICE||FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||BUSINESS||SEAT||SUBCOMMITTEE|
|President||Eric||Mihan||Bangor Wine & Cheese||At Large||Networking & Outreach|
|Vice President||Jessamine||Pottle||Haley Ward||At Large||Networking & Outreach|
|Treasurer||Nazarin||Dixon||The First Financial Advisors||Service Business||Networking & Outreach|
|City Council Liason||Joseph||Leonard||Bangor City Council||City Council|
|Executive Director||Betsy||Lundy||Downtown Bangor Partnership|
|Marketing & Events Coordinator||Elissa||Young||Downtown Bangor Partnership|
|Director||Robbie||Beaton||Epstein Realty||At Large||Networking & Outreach|
|Ex-Officio||Aubrae||Filipiak||Woodland Pond School||Commission on Cultural Development||Marketing & Development|
|Director||Abe||Furth||Orono Brewing Company||Merchant / Entertainment||Networking & Outreach; Beautification|
|Ex-Officio||Brian||Hinrichs||Bangor Symphony Orchestra||Merchant / Entertainment||Executive Committee|
|Director||Imke||Jandreau||University of Maine||At Large||Beautification|
|Director||Sandra||Klausmeyer||Bangor Savings Bank||Large Property Owner||Networking & Outreach|
|Director||Elena||Metzger||Print Bangor||Small Property Owner||Marketing & Development|
|Ex-Officio||JR||Mitchell||Bangor Chamber of Commerce||Bangor Chamber of Commerce||Marketing & Development|
|Director||Tim||Pease||Rudman Winchell||At Large||Marketing & Development|
|Director||Chris||Rudolph||Waterfront Concerts||Merchant / Entertainment||Events|
|Director||Ben||Treat||Bangor Public Library||At Large||Networking & Outreach|
|Director||Bev||Uhlenhake||Sky Villa Properties||At Large||Networking & Outreach|