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Listing of LUPC staff names, titles, contact information, and biographies.



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Bill Hinkel

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:02:11 EDT

Bill is generally available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, however scheduled appointments are recommended.



Matt Levesque

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:08:00 EDT

Matt has worked as a Regional Representative for the Commission since May 2016. Matt can be reached Monday through Friday by appointment only 8:00am - 4:00pm.



Millard Billings

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:25:57 EDT

Millard and his wife Beverly operate a fourth generation family farm in Franklin, where they raised 6 children and are enjoying 13 grandchildren. Millard has been involved in the lobster, sea urchin and farm raised salmon industries, as well as blueberry, Christmas tree and Christmas wreath industries. Millard was first elected to the Franklin School Board in 1974 and has been involved in municipal government ever since. He served 10 years as Tremont's Town Manager, 27 years on the Franklin Planning Board, 29 years as a Tax Assessor and 16 years as Code Enforcement Officer. He is presently the Unorganized Territories Supervisor for Hancock County, in addition to serving as Tax Assessor in 2 towns and Code Enforcement Officer in 5 municipalities. Hobbies include hunting, and cowboy action shooting. He is a volunteer hunter safety instructor and enjoys working with young people teaching firearms safety.



Naomi E. Kirk-Lawlor

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:03:17 EDT

Naomi has served as a land use planner in the Augusta office since November 17, 2015. She is available by appointment Monday through Friday.



Robert A. Everett

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:36:39 EDT

Commission Everett was born in the western Maine town of Norway in 1948. He called Yarmouth Maine home for a short time until moving to the western foothills of Mason Twp. in 1953 where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bob attended Gould Academy and after graduating in 1967 entered the U.S. military serving until his retirement in 1993. While in the military, he attended night school and graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991. Bob moved back to Maine and settled in Bethel with his wife in 1993 where he owned and operated an automotive garage in Bethel for 15 years until fully retiring in 2010.

During his time in Bethel, Bob has served on the local planning board and school board, board of assessors, and the finance committee and elected selectman for nine years, also serving for two years on the Oxford county's board of assessment review. Several other community interests include membership in the American Legion Post 81, member at large VFW and the Bethel Masonic Lodge 30. Bob enjoys working on his old cars and taking long walks.



Philip A Curtis

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:34:33 EDT

Born and raised on a dairy farm in Madison, Maine. Graduated from Madison High School. Served four and a half years in the Maine Army National Guard; basic training at Fort Dix, NJ and Advanced Armor Training at Fort Knox, Louisville, KY. Owned and operated an Auto Body Repair shop for over 20 years. Began my political career serving on the Board of Selectman-Madison for a number of years, then on as Road Commissioner. Currently working as Road Consultant for Maine Local Road Center-Augusta and Somerset County Township. This takes me all over this beautiful State working with Municipal Public Works personnel on all types of road issues. During this time I also served Four terms in the "Maine Legislature", my last term as "House Majority Leader" in the 125th Legislature. At present I am serving on the Board of Directors at "First Choice" Pregnancy Resource Center - Waterville.



Benjamin Godsoe

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:22:44 EDT

Ben has served as a land use planner in the Augusta office since September 2, 2014. He is available by appointment.



Stacie R Beyer

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:04:47 EDT

Stacie has served as a land use planner in the Bangor office since June 30, 2014. She is available by appointment Monday through Friday.



Betsy Fitzgerald

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:10:17 EDT

Commissioner Fitzgerald currently serves as the Washington County Manager and was appointed to the LUPC by the Washington County Commissioners in 2014. A life-long Maine resident, Fitzgerald is a graduate of the University of Maine Machias and the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Policy at USM. Following a long career teaching high school history, government and law at Erskine Academy in central Maine, Fitzgerald returned to Washington County as the manager for the Town of Machias before moving "up the hill" to county government. A long-time code enforcement officer and plumbing inspector, Fitzgerald serves several area Washington County towns in those capacities.



Patrick Emery

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:53:16 EDT

Patrick has served as the regional representative, focusing primarily on permitting, in the Ashland region since September of 2013. He is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 - 4:30 by appointment.



Charles P. Pray

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:08:07 EDT

Charles Pray of Millinocket, has lived most of his life in Maine's unorganized territory from 1953 when his family moved from East Millinocket to Ripogenus where he attended a one-room school until 1959. Pray attended Ricker College in Houlton in 1964-66 and enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in 1966 served as a Tactical Aircraft Controller and served in Southeast Asia in 1966-67, graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, with a degree in Political Science and minors in Economic and Education. While enrolled in the university he worked in the family business, Pray's Cottages & General Store in T3R11. He and his wife Nancy became second generation owners in 1980 catering to outdoor enthusiasts enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities for over six decades to 2008. Pray was licensed as a Maine Guide for about 25 years until other obligations left him little time to guide.

Pray was elected to the State Senate in 1974 representing Piscataquis/Northern Penobscot Counties from 1975 through 1992. He served as an Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy and served as White House liaison during the Clinton Administration after which he consulted for onsite energy generators in Regional Transmission Organizations hearings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and advised on-site generators in the New York City Recovery Act pending in Congress after September 11. Governor Baldacci appointed Pray State Nuclear Safety Advisor overseeing the Decommissioning of the State's sole nuclear plant, 2003 to 2008.

Pray was appointed Director of Congressional Affairs for the National Nuclear Security Administration in the Obama Administration in Washington, DC from the end of 2009 serving through early 2011.

Pray served six months as Interim Town Manager for the town of Millinocket in 2012 and 2013. He is currently a semi-retired consultant on public and political affairs. He is involved in several community activities serving as President of Millinocket's Public Television programing, KAT-TV, and is a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disable American Veterans.



Everett Worcester

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:11:00 EDT

Commissioner Worcester started out his career as an educator. He is a graduate of Washington State Teachers College in Machias with a Bachelor of Science, has a Masters of Education Degree in math/science from the University of Maine in Orono and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught from the 4th grade through graduate level, was a Peace Corp Volunteer, and has been an administrator at various levels including as the State Director of the Bureau of Louisiana Assessment of Educational Progress. In 1975 he and his wife Lee moved back to Maine and in 1978 he earned a real estate brokers license and has been self employed ever sense. In 1991 when appraisal licensing went into effect he became a Certified General Appraiser. He has owned his own agency and practiced real estate brokerage and appraisal for many years and now concentrates on appraisal work in Piscataquis, Somerset, and Penobscot Counties. He has also developed and taught many real estate and appraisal continuing education courses. He has been a private pilot since the early 1970's and he built and flew a two place, experimental, open cockpit bi-plane for many years.

He and his wife Lee own a blueberry farm in Orneville Twp. and harvest some 30 acres of Maine low bush blueberries each year. Most of their product goes to the fresh market through farmers markets', road side stands, and local grocery stores. They also have a value added business selling 14 products based from their own wild blueberries. In addition, they own and manage some 200 acres of woodland in Orneville. They also own a traditional Maine camp, out house and all, on an island in Sebec River 4 miles up river from Milo. Lee and Everett have one daughter, Courtney, who is an attorney in Boston and a Golden Retriever named Blue.



Paul J. Underwood

Tue, 27 May 2014 14:32:03 EDT




Jean Flannery

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:54:49 EDT




Nicholas Livesay

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:53:35 EDT

Nicholas has served as Executive Director since August 20, 2012, and he can be contacted at the Augusta office.