Press Release: GrowSmart Maine Executive Director chosen for Non-Profit Leadership Program

January 6, 2010
GrowSmart Maine
309 Cumberland Avenue
Suite 202
Portland, ME 04101

CONTACT: Kimberly Ballard

GrowSmart Maine is pleased to announce that Executive Director Nancy E. Smith has been accepted into the Maine Association of Non-Profit’s (MANP) 2011 Nonprofit Leadership Institute. MANP states “The Nonprofit Leadership Institute is created specifically for Executive Directors working in economically depressed areas, and focuses on developing the essential skills needed by nonprofit leaders to capture creative opportunities in order to effectively meet their missions.”

Executive Director Smith was one of 20 applicants selected for the 8 month program. “Although I have a broad range of professional experience from which to draw, this is my first opportunity to lead a non-profit, membership-based organization. With our focus on sustainable prosperity of all Mainers, GrowSmart Maine is well positioned to build on our past accomplishments and existing partnerships to make a difference here in Maine.” This program is funded by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and is provided free of charge to the participants.

GrowSmart Maine promotes sustainable prosperity for all Mainers by integrating working and natural landscape conservation, economic growth and community revitalization. We promote Quality of Place by convening and engaging in public conversations about Maine’s future, contributing common sense policy analysis, educating the public, advocating for state and local change and supporting model practices. For more information or to get involved, visit or contact us at 207.699.4330.

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