Virtual Annual Meeting 2020

We held our Annual Meeting virtually this year on July 21. We encourage you to check out the video we shared to update our members on the last year of our work.

Sadly, we cannot gather as usual in July for our Annual Meeting. Instead, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is hosting a short Zoom meeting to update you on our work (with a slideshow of beautiful Harpswell photos) and elect new Trustees and Officers as required by our bylaws. The meeting will take no longer than 30 minutes. See below for a slate of candidates.

The meeting will include stunning photos from our “This Week in Harpswell” photo project.

We hope you can join us! All are welcome!

If you would like to vote for trustees and officers but are unable to join the virtual meeting, please send an email to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org or call the office at 207-721-1121.

Membership Vote for Trustees and Officers

Our bylaws require our members to vote for Trustees and Officers every year. Members are those who donate at any level. Click here to join as a member.

Trustees are limited to three consecutive three-year terms. After nine years on the board, they must retire for at least one year. This year Ed Robinson, our wonderful nature writer, must retire after nine years of service. We want to extend a heartfelt thanks to you, Ed, for your many valuable contributions to our communications and development work over the years.

Candidates to join our Board of Trustees

John Boomer

John Boomer has been active in environmental causes in Maine for many years. He has served on the boards of the Maine Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Zero Population Growth (now called Population Connection) in Washington D.C. He lived in Cape Elizabeth from 1984-1998 and was a founder of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. John moved to Orr’s Island in 1999 and has been a strong supporter of HHLT ever since. He would be rejoining the Board after being termed out last year.

Sharon Oehmig

Sharon Oehmig works as Billing and Budget Manager for Biodiversity Research Institute, a research and environmental consulting non-profit organization based in Portland. A Harpswell resident since 2006, she and her husband Ken live on Great Island. Past jobs have included Associate Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine in Topsham and Editorial Business Manager for The Christian Science Monitor newspaper and website. She also has professional experience in human resources and risk management. She and Ken are enthusiastic supporters of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, the Harspwell Historical Society, as well as other local and national conservation and environmental organizations. In addition to her volunteer work with HHLT, she is a member of the Town’s Mitchell Field Committee, works at the polls, and volunteers with Harpswell Recreation to maintain and monitor trails owned by the Town. She would be rejoining the Board after being termed out last year.

John Tisdale

John Tisdale grew up in Burlington, Vermont, and graduated from Middlebury College in 1980. He attended Boston University Law School and worked in Boston for many years as a lawyer in the financial sector. He spent the last decade of his career as the general counsel of a private investment firm, and he retired from practice in 2014. John and his wife enjoy kayaking and exploring the Maine coast. They moved to Harpswell in 2007. John is new to the HHLT board.

Slate of Nominations for July 2020

The slate of nominations is developed by the Executive Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Nominations for new Trustees

  • John Boomer
  • Sharon Oehmig
  • John Tisdale

Nominations for current Trustees to serve another three-year term

  • Wendy Batson
  • Ron Davis
  • Lynn Knight

Nominations for Board Officers

  • President: Lynn Knight
  • Vice President: Wendy Batson
  • Secretary: Tim McCreight
  • Treasurer: Dan Huber

Click here to see a list of current Trustees and Officers.

Thank you again for your support, and we hope to see you soon!