CAMDEN — The board of the Megunticook Lake Association has announced the hiring of Aaron Bailey as the new executive director and lake patrol. Bailey, a native of Camden, brings knowledge and experience about the watershed to the job. He is the son of longtime warden and the first Megunticook Watershed Association Executive Director, Ken Bailey. He grew up on Megunticook Lake and Norton Pond, fishing, hunting, and boating. Bailey helped his father many times over the years patrolling the watershed, water quality sampling, adjusting water levels, and interacting with the community.

Bailey retired in 2018 from a 22-year career at the Brunswick Police Department where he held various positions within the department. He most recently was assistant director of security at Bowdoin College.

Bailey will be working with outgoing Executive Director Paul Leeper, and Dale Dougherty, lake patrol, learning the jobs. Bailey said, “I have always hoped my life’s path would bring my family and me back home to this area. To be hired in the position my father once held and was passionate about for so many years is still very surreal. I have big shoes to fill, but I had the very best mentor.”

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