ROCKLAND — Gov. Janet Mills came to Rockland Sept. 17 and recognized the work of Dan Bookham.

Mills presented a certificate to Bookham outside the Eclipse of the Pearl restaurant at Rockland Harbor Park. She pointed out that Bookham was chair of the state’s Bicentennial festivities in Rockland in July. Those festivities focused on the role of marine trades and mariners in Maine’s history.

The governor noted Bookham serves on the board of directors of LifeFlight of Maine Foundation, the Penobscot Marine Museum, the Maine Development Foundation, the New England Ocean Cluster technology incubator, the Camden Classics Cup regatta and is a member of America’s Edge.

“Since moving to the state of Maine from Great Britain in 1995, Dan Bookham has embraced our state as his home, living in Rockland with his family and building a career in insurance and financial services and becoming a U.S. citizen in 2019,” Mills pointed out.

Stephen Betts