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11/15/2019

Town Council selects Adams as chair for 2020

Valerie A. Adams was elected to serve as Town Council chair for 2020 at the council's annual caucus Nov. 14, 2019. Adams was elected to the council in 2017 and since been a member of the ordinance subcommittee. This past year she represented the town on the Greater Portland Economic Development Commission and the Maine Municipal Association Legislative Policy Committee, as well as serving as delegate to the MMA convention.

Jamie Garvin, who served as chair in 2019 and in 2017, was chosen to head the finance committee, a committee of the whole council. Garvin was finance-committee chair in 2018.

Newly re-elected Councilor Penny Jordan will lead the ordinance committee for the third straight year, and Valerie Deveraux will again lead the appointments committee, as she did in 2019.

The council leadership for 2020 will be formally voted on Monday, Dec. 9, the first meeting of the new council year. Penny Jordan and Caitlin Jordan, both re-elected to three-year terms Nov. 5, will take their oaths of office.

Here are the complete results of the annual caucus:

2019 2020
TOWN COUNCIL CHAIR Jamie Garvin Valerie Adams
FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR Chris Straw Jamie Garvin
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee of the Whole 
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee of the Whole 
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee of the Whole 
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee of the Whole 
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee of the Whole 
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Committee of the Whole 
APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE CHAIR Valerie Deveraux Valerie Deveraux
APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE  MEMBER Jeremy Gabrielson Jeremy Gabrielson
APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE  MEMBER Chris Straw Caitlin Jordan
ORDINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR Penny Jordan Penny Jordan
ORDINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Caitlin Jordan Jamie Garvin
ORDINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER Valerie Adams Chris Straw
THOMAS JORDAN GRANTS SUBCOMMITTEE Term to 12/2021 Valerie Deveraux Valerie Deveraux
THOMAS JORDAN GRANTS SUBCOMMITTEE Term to  12/2022 Penny Jordan Penny Jordan
THOMAS JORDAN GRANTS SUBCOMMITTEE Term to 12/2020 Caitlin Jordan Caitlin Jordan
MMA LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMM. Term to 12/2020 Valerie Adams Jamie Garvin
MMA CONVENTION DELEGATE Valerie Adams Jamie Garvin
ecomaine Board 3 Year Term to 12/2021 Jamie Garvin Jamie Garvin
ecomaine Board 3 Year Term to 12/2021 Matthew E Sturgis Matthew E Sturgis
PACTS POLICY COMMITTEE Matthew E Sturgis Matthew E Sturgis
COG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Matthew E Sturgis Matthew E Sturgis
COG GENERAL ASSEMBLY and METRO COALITION Jeremy Gabrielson Jeremy Gabrielson
COG REGIONAL VOICE COMMITTEE Jamie Garvin Jamie Garvin
PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT  CHAIR  (Council Chairman) Jamie Garvin Valerie Adams
PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT VICE CHAIR (Finance Chairman) Chris Straw Jamie Garvin
REPRESENTATIVE TO LIBRARY FOUNDATION Jeremy Gabrielson Jeremy Gabrielson
GREATER PORTLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION  Valerie Adams Chris Straw
PORTLAND JETPORT NOISE ABATEMENT COMMITTEE Penny Jordan Penny Jordan
SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE* Valerie Adams Valerie Adams
SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE* Jamie Garvin Jamie Garvin
State of Maine Bicentennial Celebration Comm Caitlin Jordan
Fort Williams Master Planning  Jeremy Gabrielson
*The School Building Committee nominees were recommended at the October 16, 2019 Town Council Meeting.