Oakland Town Manager Peter Nielsen won a recent election to become the next Vice President of Maine Municipal Association.
Nielsen, who began his career as a Town Manager in 1990, will assume the vice presidency at MMA in January 2013. That puts him in line to become MMA President in 2014. Stephan Bunker, Chair of the Select Board in the Town of Farmington, will lead the MMA Executive Committee as President in 2013.
"My goal is to keep the word ‘municipal’ front and center, synonymous with effective, efficient and responsive, as the answer to those who have weakened faith in government," Nielsen said. "Public safety, good roads, trash, recycling – these things can’t be taken for granted, but local voters are best suited to decide how much of each they need."
In other MMA election results, Glenburn Town Manager Michael Crooker will join the Executive Committee next January for a three-year term. Lewiston City Councilor John Butler, Jr.