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10/22/2018 - Community & Economic Development Director Tanya Emery Receives FUSION:Bangor's Leadership & Vision Award

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October 22, 2018


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Community & Economic Development Director Tanya Emery Receives FUSION:Bangor’s Leadership & Vision Award


BANGOR, MAINE – FUSION:Bangor awarded Tanya Emery, Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Bangor, with its Leadership and Vision Award at its Annual Extravaganza & Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 19, 2018. The volunteer organization’s signature award recognizes an individual, organization, or business that promotes the common good of young people in the greater Bangor Region. Past recipients have included Bangor Savings Bank, Darling’s, and Bangor City Council Chair Ben Sprague.


Emery has worked in economic development for the Bangor region for 17 years, and in her current role as Director of Community & Economic Development since 2013. She has a degree in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and spent years working in the private sector throughout the country before returning to the Bangor area. She is responsible for the City’s community development, economic development, code enforcement, planning, and property management functions. Her leadership helps to provide business assistance to local companies, marketing programs for the City, and homeowner loans for housing rehabilitation. Most recently, she helped organize the Housing Work Group, a panel of stakeholders from the private and public sectors working on innovative solutions to provide affordable, quality housing in the Bangor region.


Founded in 2005, FUSION:Bangor is a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. It was modeled after its Canadian sister organization, FUSION Saint John, and later became a member of the Realize Maine Network, which works to attract and retain young professionals throughout Maine. FUSION:Bangor offers regular social, civic, volunteer, and professional opportunities for community members, and plays an active role in collaborating with local businesses and organizations.



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