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Camden dedicates town report to Anita Brosius-Scott, Geoff Scott

Longtime leaders and volunteers are recognized for decades of work for community betterment
Jun 04, 2021
Anita Brosius-Scott and Geoff Scott

CAMDEN — Anita Brosius-Scott and Geoff Scott, two long-time community leaders and volunteers who have contributed to the town of Camden and surrounding area for decades, are recognized in this year's dedication of Camden's town report.

They are recognized for "donating thousands of hours to our town, serving as an institutional memory for a broad range of community interests and bridging the gap between Select Boards, town managers, and changes in staffing."

"Anita, a wildlife biologist, professional photographer and talented artist has served on the Camden Select Board, the Budget Committee, multiple iterations of Tannery Advisory Committees, and currently serves as Chair of the Energy Committee and member of the Camden-Rockport Pathways Committee and the Planning Board.

She is relentless in her pursuit to address climate change through both individual and community wide initiatives and was instrumental in urging the Town to pursue renewable energy generating options such as the solar array at Sagamore Farm and the energy saving initiative of converting the Town street lights to LEDs. She is known for her attention to detail, her willingness to ask questions, and her boundless energy for good.

Geoff, is a former Director of Marketing and Admissions of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, a very good mechanic and an avid cyclist and runner. He has served the town as Chair of the Camden-Rockport Pathways Committee for over a decade.

He is the driving force and patient voice behind the Megunticook Riverwalk project and has quietly worked with government officials, committees, and administrators to identify opportunities and find common ground for the pathway which will eventually provide a continuous route from downtown Camden to Shirttail Point."

The dedication points out that "as individuals and as a team" Anita and Geoff exemplify the model for "engaged citizens who are willing to put in the time to plan for community goals, which may take years to materialize."

"From visionary concepts like the Megunticook riverwalk and to the minutia of crosswalk placement and pedestrian safety, their achievements offer a compelling case for what can be achieved by playing 'the long game' of informed civic engagement, patient advocacy, and civil discourse."

"They are passionate about Camden and a vision for the community where people can enjoy and navigate the built and natural environment without depending on a motorized vehicle. They have taken the long view, sticking it out when progress was slow, respecting other voices along the way, and providing a valuable voice and service to our entire community."

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