Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Phone:
207.992.4200

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM
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City Council

The City Council, composed of nine individuals elected at-large on a non-partisan basis, is the governing body of the City and is responsible for establishing overall policy, adopting an annual budget, and providing general oversight to the City's operations. Councilors are elected to three-year terms with three positions on the Council up for election each year in November. Once elected, Councilors are limited to three consecutive three-year terms. Immediately following election in November, the Council selects one of its members to serve as Council Chair for the year. The Council Chair serves as Mayor and represents the City at ceremonial events and in its interactions with State and Federal governments.

 


Agendas, Minutes & Meeting Broadcasts

Agendas are posted the Friday before each meeting. City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:30pm in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall. All City Council Meetings are broadcast live on local channel 1303, and livestreamed online at Town Hall Streams and the City of Bangor's Facebook page.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be conducted remotely using Zoom. Allow your computer to install the free Zoom app to get the best meeting experience. For public comment, you will need to use the "raise your hand" feature. To raise your hand via the telephone, please hit *9. You will be un-muted by the host when it is time for public comment. For more information on accessing City of Bangor's Public Meetings, please click here: bangormaine.gov/video.

Councilors



Councilor Clare Davitt

Term expires 2023

Clare Davitt returned home to Bangor in 2014 after 14 years away. Clare is a Constituent Services Representative for Congressman Jared Golden. She was a reference librarian at the Bangor Public Library from 2014-2020.

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Councilor Sarah Dubay

Term expires 2023

 



Councilor Rick Fournier

Term expires 2022

A Bangor resident for over 30 years and community banker for over 35 years, Rick Fournier is currently a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Bangor Savings Bank. He has served on numerous community non-profit boards, including the Bangor Y, Maine Discovery Museum, Y Alliance of Maine, and American Folk Festival.

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Councilor Susan Hawes

Term expires 2021

Susan Hawes is employed by Beal University as Dean of Education and Allied Health Program Director. She teaches in the Medical Assisting Program and the Health Information Technology program.

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Councilor Sarah Nichols 

Term expires 2021

Sarah Nichols was first elected to public office in 2015. Born and raised in Bangor, Sarah studied New Media at the University of Maine and currently works for the Maine Education Association.

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Councilor Angela Okafor

Term expires 2022

Angela Okafor is a Nigerian born immigrant and attorney. She owns a law practice, an international market, and a hair care business. She has served on the Board of the Maine Multicultural Center.

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Councilor Gretchen Schaefer

Term expires 2021

Gretchen Schaefer grew up in Grand Lake Stream, Maine, and has been a Bangor resident for over 20 years. With graduate degrees from both UMaine and Husson University, she is a former teacher and currently serves Husson as their instructional technologist.

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Councilor Jonathan Sprague

Term expires 2023

Jonathan Sprague grew up in Bangor and returned after being away for eight years for education and initial jobs. He is a member of the Bangor Rotary Club and advisor to the Maine Science Festival.

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Council Chair Dan Tremble

Term expires 2022

Dan grew up in Bangor and after graduating from Bangor high school attended the University of Maine where he received a degree in public administration. 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Office Location
First floor, City Hall

Phone
207-992-4205

Fax
207-945-4445

Hours
Monday – Friday; 8AM – 4:30 PM

Email
councilors@bangormaine.gov