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About the BDA

What’s the BDA all about? 

The Brunswick Downtown Association is one of Maine’s 10 National Main Street Communities!

Main Street America leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. We use the Four-Point Approach framework created by the National Main Street Center, which was established by the National Trust in 1980.

The Brunswick Downtown Association is a member-driven, action oriented organization of businesses and citizens who work together for a better community. Our goal is to develop and maintain a vital, hospitable and lively downtown: a location for congregation, socializing and commerce and a source of pride for residents and neighbors. The BDA coordinates downtown improvement projects, sponsors public programs and organizes special events.

BDA’s Vision Statement: Brunswick will be a thriving commercial, social, cultural and entertainment destination.
BDA’s Mission Statement: To promote Downtown Brunswick as a vibrant and attractive place to live, work, play and do business.

Annual membership fees and generous donations allow us to continue this important work. The Brunswick Downtown Association (BDA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that depends on members’ dues, sponsors, and donations from individual contributions to keep the association growing and improving. When you become a friend of the BDA, 100% of your contribution helps to build a stronger Brunswick. The Brunswick Downtown Association was designated as a Main Street community in 2012.

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BDA Board of Directors 2024


Chair: Brian Robinson
Mechanics Savings

Vice-Chair: Don Kniseley
Local Resident

Treasurer: Bob Langworthy
Management Accounting

Secretary: Rebecca Launer
Bath Savings Institution


Annemarie Albiston
Adaptive Outdoor Education Center

Cathy Barter
Bangor Savings Bank

Robert Biggs
Local Resident

Frank “Bucky” Brown
Local Resident

Tom Carr
Edward Jones Investments

Michael Cartwright
Berries Hearing & Optical Center

Sue Ellen Damour
Local Resident

Anna Darby
Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolates


Peggy Ealahan
Riley Insurance

Catherine Ferdinand
Bowdoin College

Kristine Logan

Casey Maloney
Midcoast Hospital

Jane Millett
RE/MAX Riverside

Dee Perry
Senter Place

Henry Recknagel
Thornton Oaks Retirement Community

Marshall Shepherd
Wild Oats Bakery

Hannah Simmler
Gem Appraisal Services, LLC

All BDA board meetings are open to the public to attend. If you are interested in attending one of our Board meetings, please contact Executive Director Lynn Mansfield at for meeting information, including a “Zoom link”. Current standing committee meetings:

BDA Board of Directors – Meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 AM.
BDA Membership Committee – Meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8:00 AM.
BDA Events Committee – Meets every 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM.
BDA Design Committee – Meets every 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 AM.
BDA Marketing CommitteeStanding meetings have yet to be determined, please contact our office for meeting information.

BDA Staff:
Executive Director:
 Lynn Mansfield,
Marketing & Communications: Patti Spencer-Yost,
Membership & Events Coordinator: Christopher Riccardo,

Our office is located at 124 Maine Street, Suite 107 (in Senter Place); mailing address: P.O. Box 15, Brunswick, Maine 04011

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