Town Council

Brunswick Town Council

Alison Harris  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 7 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,
Alison Harris

 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
207-729-6327
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
Suzan Wilson
6 Bunganuc Landing Road
207-841-9090
Term expires 12/31/2018

Suzan Wilson was elected to the Town Council in 2009, and represents District 3. Involved in the Brunswick community, Suzan was Chair of the Brunswick Marine Resources Committee, Coordinator of Longfellow Days Poets in Schools, Brunswick Downtown Association’s Maine Street Traffic Committee, MDOT Gateway One Steering Committee and other boards and committees.

Educated in transportation, economics and business management, she has worked in commercial and military logistics, program management and international freight and traffic management. Suzan has been a small business owner of an arts and publishing business, and managed a rural water company. Suzan is married to Daniel McLaughlin, a commercial pilot.

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

 


DanHarrisDistrict 5
Daniel E. Harris
1 Mountain Ash Ave.
207-373-1778
Term expires 12/31/2017

Dan Harris was raised on small farms in upstate New York and New Jersey. He attended public high school in Englewood, New Jersey, then worked his way through engineering school and law school at Yale. He practiced law in Hartford, Connecticut and served in local government, the Greater Hartford Transit District, minority counsel of Connecticut General Assembly, and chaired the education committee of Hartford NAACP.  In 1983 he joined ABB Combustion Engineering Services, a global provider of engineering, equipment, and construction services to power generation, pulp and paper, and other heavy industry, and was vice-president and general counsel until his retirement at the close of 1998.

Dan and Polly moved to Maine in 1999 and built a home on Sawyers Island in Boothbay where he was vice-chair of the Boothbay Selectboard.  In 2010, Polly and Dan bought their home in Brunswick at 1 Mountain Ash Avenue.  They enjoy hiking, square dancing with the SAGE Square Dance Club, the study of tai chi at Bowdoin, and geocaching wherever their travels take them.  Dan is trying to enjoy gardening.


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!

District 7
Sarah Brayman
10 McKeen Street
207-729-4515
Term Expires 12/31/2017


At Large  
Alison Harris (Chair)
38 Cumberland St
207-729-0787
Term expires 12/31/2018

Before moving to Maine in January 2007, Alison Harris spent much of her professional life in the non-profit sector, as the executive director of theaters in NJ and CT and as vice president of International House in Philadelphia. She also served in NJ’s Treasury Department under two governors, working primarily in downtown development, and was business development director for an architectural firm with both preservation and new design studios.

She currently volunteers at the Brunswick Visitor Center, serves on the Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk Committee and the Brunswick Public Art Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Cumberland County Committee at the Maine Community Foundation. Alison is a former member of the board of People Plus. She enjoys gardening and, having moved first to the Topsham lower village, remains involved with the Topsham Garden Club and the Friends of the Topsham Public Library. Alison and her husband, Bernie Breitbart, love living in downtown Brunswick.

At Large
Kathy Wilson (Vice Chair)
36 Cushing St
207-725-0179
Term Expires: 12/31/2017

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.