Summit Sponsors

Bangor Savings Bank









Bangor Savings Bank

Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $2.6 billion in assets, offers retail banking and investment management services to Maine consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, insurance, and small business banking services to Maine businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 160th year of service to the people of Maine, with 56 branches and on the Web at

Environmental Funders Network






The Environmental Funders Network

The Environmental Funders Network (EFN), a joint project of the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Philanthropy Center, administers the Quality of Place Initiative, a three-year collaborative funding effort supporting projects that strengthen the link between the natural and built environments, emphasize public engagement, and focus on the process required to build and sustain collaborations.

Developers Collaborative











Developers Collaborative

Developers Collaborative is an association of like-minded independent real estate developers interested in projects that build community. Core themes like smart growth, environmental sustainability, affordable housing, and innovative design are central in our work. We employ a community-based approach to planning and building our projects, and we frequently participate in public-private partnerships to achieve public goals.

Lerner Foundation






The Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation

Emanuel and Pauline Lerner, frequent visitors to the State of Maine, believed deeply in democratic values and equal opportunity. They understood that public engagement and open discourse were the critical underpinnings of a civil society. The Lerner Foundation was established to further these values through the financial support of efforts in Maine to build a civil society.

Drummond Woodsum



Drummond Woodsum

Drummond Woodsum is a full-service law firm, providing expert guidance on affordable housing, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, and public-private partnerships for economic development.  We use a team-based approach designed for each situation – small groups of highly specialized attorneys working together to meet the challenges that come with each development opportunity.

Project Canopy









Project Canopy

A collaboration between the Maine Forest Service and GrowSmart Maine, Project Canopy is Maine’s urban and community forestry program.  Project Canopy works to keep Maine’s communities green and liveable by working with municipalities and non-profits to help manage public tree resources. Through our grant program and technical assistance, we promote planting and maintaining of trees in Maine communities.

Maine Biz




Mainebiz is Maine’s premier statewide business news media delivering news, analysis and information about Maine’s business community via its website at; through e-news from The Daily and Portland Reports; and with its award-winning flagship publication. Smart, informed, engaging– that’s why people turn to Mainebiz.

Government Strategies



Government Strategies

Government Strategies is a boutique government affairs firm providing skilled advocacy before the Maine Legislature and Executive branch, public policy monitoring and strategic communications services.  We work with a broad range of clients in the health care, insurance, agriculture, information technology, and nonprofit sectors.  Please visit our website at

Mattson Development




Mattson Development

Mattson Development, LLC, is one of Maine’s leading real estate development firms. Since our inception in 2007, we have invested more than $100 million in the development, rehabilitation and management of commercial real estate. Our mission is to bring exceptional professional service to our imaginative and historically significant projects.

PDT Architects







PDT Architects

PDT Architects – combining art and science to rethink, refine, and reshape the built environment.








Wright-Ryan is one of Maine’s leading and most respected construction firms in the performance of commercial, institutional, healthcare, multi-family housing and historical work.  The people we hire, our attention to detail, the duration and satisfaction of our professional relationships all attest to our concern for building spaces that have meaning to our clients, the community and ourselves.

Avesta Housing

CEI Capital Management LLC

Curtis Thaxter LLC.

Curtis Thaxter, founded in 1975 by former Maine Governor Ken Curtis and others, has always concentrated on project development with a particular emphasis on affordable housing and community development.  Cito Selinger, chair of the Housing and Community Development Group, has worked in affordable housing for more than twenty years.

The Downtown reVitalization Collaborative

The mission of the Downtown reVitalization Collaborative is to assist Maine cities, towns and villages to economically and physically improve their downtowns, within their financial means. The Collaborative purposefully integrates the allied disciples of planning, design, engineering, funding, financing and implementation to provide comprehensive services from Great Ideas to Ribbon Cutting!

Maine Affordable Housing Coalition

The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition is a diverse coalition of more than 80 private and public sector organizations, including developers, architects, engineers, builders, investors, Community Action agencies, public housing authorities, housing and service providers, advocates and others committed to ensuring that all Mainers are adequately and affordably housed.

Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action. Our science-based approach to conservation and our commitment to education are unique among other leading environmental organizations in the state.


The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is an organization whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State. MEREDA accomplishes its mission through legislative advocacy, regulatory oversight, sponsorship of programs and conferences, and by serving as a unified and proactive representative for real estate and economic development interests.

Maine Association of Planners

The Maine Association of Planners (MAP) is a professional association of over 100 members, including public, private, and nonprofit planners, citizen volunteers who serve on local boards, and Mainers from other professions. Though our members works in diverse settings, we are all dedicated to enhancing the practice of planning in Maine.


Northern New England Chapter American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is the Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) that serves APA members in ME, NH, and VT. APA is a non-profit public interest and research organization representing more than 40,000 practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with planning issues across the country.

Peloton Labs LLC

Port City Graphics

reVision Energy

ReVision Energy’s solar professionals are committed to helping you transition to clean, renewable energy! To ensure maximum performance and longevity, our systems are designed by engineers from MIT, Brown, Dartmouth and UNH. ReVision Energy’s in house team of certified technicians are experts in the field of solar hot water and solar electric installation. Five of our Project Supervisors carry NABCEP certification, which is the highest industry accreditation and is required to obtain state solar rebates. First class customer service and high quality renewable energy systems are our number one priority. Please visit ReVision Energy’s booth to learn how you can become part of the sustainable energy solution!

reVision Heat

reVision Heat, a proven leader in transitioning Maine off oil, offers alternatives to oil heat: air source heat pumps that operate at 300% efficiency, high efficiency natural gas boilers and fully automated pellet boilers. They are excited to introduce Kedel, an affordable, reliable, and efficient pellet boiler.