Jean Libby of New Gloucester Awarded 2019 MAP and NNECAPA Citizen Planner of the Year Award
The 2019 MAP Citizen Planner of the Year was awarded to Jean Libby of New Gloucester, Maine. This award is given to a citizen in recognition of time and dedication that increased understanding of planning principles, planning process, and organization’s goals and that promoted the cause and advanced the merits of planning. Jean’s work exemplifies these practices. Jean has served on many town board and committees including: New Gloucester Capital Improvement Committee (27 years); Planning Board (22 years); Land Management Planning Committee (20 years), Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, and the Budget Committee.
Jean received widespread praise from nominators for her dedication to local planning exemplified by her willingness to serve on and lead multiple committees. Jean sees the value in long range planning, taking on critical if unheralded labors such as planning capital expenditures to maintain infrastructure and writing ordinances to maintain a historic overlay district.
October 2019 Update: Jean was also the recipient of the 2019 NNECAPA Award for Citizen Planner of the Year.