2019 MAP Professional Planner of the Year Awarded to Carol Eyerman of Topsham
The 2019 MAP Professional Planner of the Year was awarded to Carol Eyerman, AICP, Assistant Town Planner for Town of Topsham. Professional planners are selected for the annual award based on sustained contribution to the field of planning through distinguished practice, teaching, and/or writing
As a professional planner, Carol has devoted much of her career to the towns of Harpswell and Topsham, each as their Assistant Town Planner as well as two towns in Pennsylvania. Nominators commented on her “passion to oversee development” serving as staff to multiple committees and assisting with historic preservation. Carol provided planning and implementation expertise for several transportation, housing, and environmental projects in Harpswell, including Mitchell Field. She assisted Topsham through the closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station and later in obtaining grant funding for the famous Topsham Fairgrounds.
Carol has served on multiple boards and most recently as President of the Maine Association of Planners. Carol has overseen restructuring of the organization, working across state lines with Vermont and New Hampshire to form a closer affiliation with the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA). As one letter of support noted, “Carol loves to help people participate in and get excited about planning. She is passionate about the value of planning, and shares that in all that she does carrying out and promoting planning practices.”
Even as Carol steps down from the presidency of the Maine Association of Planners, she is running for a senior position in NNECAPA where she will continue to advocate for the planning profession.