MAP is led by an Executive Board consisting of elected and appointed officers. The role and responsibilities of each Executive Board member are detailed in the bylaws. Members interested in serving on the Executive Board should contact the MAP Nominating Committee. The nomination process typically begins in March. Review the MAP Nomination Policy for more information.


Amanda Bunker

Planning Consultant

Email: Amanda Bunker

The MAP President presides at meetings of the Executive Board exercises general charge and supervision of association activities.

President Emeritus

Samantha Horn


Braided Planet Consulting, LLC

Vice President and Communications Editor

Lynne Seeley

Community Planning Consultant


The Vice President carries out the duties of the President in his/her absence.

The responsibilities of the Communications Editor (Public Information Officer) include producing and distributing association publications, overseeing public communications platforms, supervising a contracted Communications Manager and implementation of MAP’s communications standards or guidelines. The Communications Editor serves on NNECAPA’s Communications Committee.


Stacy Benjamin

Chief Planner

Land Use Planning Commission

The Treasurer is responsible for the custody of all funds, property, and securities of the Association. The Treasurer serves on the NNECAPA Finance Committee and ensures that the Section’s budget and financial reports comport with the Chapter’s requirements.

Membership Secretary

Jim Fisher

Town Manager

Deer Isle


The Membership Secretary is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date roster of Association membership, seeking renewal of such members upon expiration of membership, and working to expand the Association's membership.

At Large Member

Erica Bufkins

Land Use & Transportation Planner

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

At Large Member

Jennifer King

Director of Planning & Development


At Large Member

Natasha Kypfer

Senior Planner

Planning & Urban Development Department

Portland, Maine

At Large Member

Calistra Martinez

Housing and Community Planner

Bar Harbor, Maine

At Large Member

Shelley Norton

Deputy Director of Planning and Special Projects

City of Lewiston

At Large Member

Eli Rubin

Community Planner

South Portland

At Large Member

Joan Walton


Municipal Planning Assistance Program

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

At Large Member

Matt Williams

City Planner

City of Ellsworth

At Large Member

Averi Varney

Executive Director

Hancock County Planning Commission

At Large Member

Erin Zwirko

Director of Planning & Development

Town of Yarmouth