Town Council

Brunswick Town Council

 

 

On behalf of the Town Council, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Town of Brunswick.

Brunswick is a thriving community, rich with business, a beautiful downtown, quaint New England residential neighborhoods, and miles of ocean frontage, all of which are complemented by robust educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Town of Brunswick has a Town Council – Town Manager form of government. Town Council meetings are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, with occasional variations due to holidays. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Chamber, at 85 Union Street. The Town Manager oversees the day-to-day functions and operations of our town government, and along with our staff is here to assist you.

Please take a few moments to look through our website. It is filled with information on the town services we provide. We are here to serve you – feel free to stop by our town offices, located at 85  Union Street, or call if you have questions or need assistance.

Regards,
John Perreault

 Town Council Members

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District 1
W. David Watson
488 Old Bath Road
207-443-6171
Term Expires: 12/31/2019

Town Councilor David Watson has been on the Brunswick Town Council representing District 1 since 2002. Dave has served on many Town Council committees, most recently on the Town of Brunswick’s website development and re-design project.

A long-time resident of Brunswick, he graduated from Andover College and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Dave served in the United States Air Force and is a retired Brunswick police officer. He currently works at L.L. Bean.

District 2
Stephen S. Walker
14 Bowdoin Street
207-449-7346
Term expires 12/31/2019

Steve Walker lives on Bowdoin Street with his wife Jackie, a four year old son and two teenage stepchildren.  Steve served on the Brunswick Planning Board from 2008-2013 and is a board member of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.  Steve is currently employed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization.  Prior to MCHT Steve worked at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  From 2001 through 2006 Steve served as the Brunswick Natural Resources Planner.  Steve is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Maine, Orono.

District 3
Dan Jenkins
270 Mere Point Road
207-406-4186
Term expires 12/31/2021
Dan Jenkins moved to Brunswick from Tampa, Florida, with his wife and two daughters in 2012 to teach Leadership and Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair.  Prior to joining the faculty at USM, Dan taught Political Science courses at Hillsborough Community College, worked for John Hancock Mutual Funds, in hospitality at various restaurants and sports arenas, for the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, as a staff member and volunteer in gubernatorial and school board election campaigns, and interned for a U.S Senator.  Dan is also an avid runner and pianist and enjoys classic rock and jazz, Maine craft beer, and college football.

District 4
John M. Perreault
295 Hacker Road
207-725-7257
Term Expires: 12/31/2018

 

District 5
Christopher Watkinson
14 Justamere Rd.
207-729-4345
Term expires 12/31/2020

 


JaneMillettDistrict 6
Jane F. Millett
10 Franklin Street
207-729-3107
Term expires 12/31/2019

Jane Millett has lived in Brunswick for nearly 40 years and has volunteered extensively over the years: Brunswick Personnel Board; Brunswick Community Affordable Housing Coalition; former President of the Merrymeeting Board of REALTORS; twice named Merrymeeting Board of REALTOR’s “REALTOR of the Year” (peer selection); former President of the Maine Women’s Council of REALTORS; Music Theatre Angel; Habitat for Humanity; Brunswick Comprehensive Zoning ( 1980’s); Girl Scout Leader; hospital and other community committees; and she is currently the Brunswick Town Democratic Committee Secretary. Jane has an MBA and a Certificate in HR Management from NH College (now Southern New Hampshire University) earned in the 1990’s.

She believes it is important for the town to look at the long-term big picture, and to prioritize its needs and wants. She has raised two children who both went through Brunswick schools and knows Brunswick is a great place to live and work!


James MasonDistrict 7
James Mason
30 McKeen Street
207-415-2491
Term Expires 12/31/2020

Jim Mason and his wife, Sherry, moved to Brunswick in 2012 and fell in love with the town. Drawn by a love of the water, a connection to Bowdoin College, and Brunswick’s unique sense of community, they have worked to set down roots, including having their son at Coffin Elementary. Jim helped found the law firm of Handelman & Mason, a firm specializing in criminal defense and is a downtown business and property owner.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jim worked for state governments in the South on issues relating to the environment and coastal communities. He has a undergraduate degree from Duke University, a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston and a JD from Wake Forest University


At Large  
Dan Ankeles 
7 Beech Drive
207-756-3793
Term expires 12/31/2021

 

Dan Ankeles has worked as an aide in the Legislature’s House Democratic Office since 2012 and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Brunswick at both the state and local levels. Dan has also run Maine House campaigns and worked on the successful 2011 effort to defend same-day voter registration. He started his professional career as a journalist, producing a public affairs call-in program for New Hampshire Public Radio called “The Exchange.” In 2004, he earned his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Chicago. In his spare time, Dan enjoys reading, family time, foreign languages, hiking, volunteering on campaigns, watching movies and listening to podcasts. Before joining the Council, Dan served for five years on the Brunswick Recreation Commission and two years on the Rivers and Coastal Waters Commission. Dan, his wife, Catherine, and their two children, have lived in Brunswick since 2011.

At Large
Kathy Wilson
144 Pleasant Street
207-725-0179
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Kathy Wilson was born in Brunswick and raised in the family home on Pleasant Street. She graduated from Brunswick High School and the Plus School of Business. In her youth Kathy worked for her father in a lunch stand, spent many years driving a lunch truck in the area, plus taught riding and bred, raised, trained and raced Standardbred horses.

Kathy is the owner of Kathy Wilson’s Pet Grooming.   She has been active in several dog clubs and currently serves as President of the Lewiston-Auburn Kennel Club, participates in the statewide Animal Welfare Advisory Council and advocates for animal welfare issues in the state capitol. She also has served on a couple town committees. Throughout her adult life she has served as an activist and speaker for equal rights issues and is a past board member of SAGE Maine.

In her spare time, Kathy trains and shows dogs, enjoys cycling, is an avid reader, and for many years sang with Women in Harmony. She also enjoys spending time with family.