Past Award Recipients

2022 Facilities of Merit Award Winner – Scarborough HUB, Scarborough

When the pandemic hit and brought forth stay-at-home orders, Scarborough Community Services’ programming took a major hit, with most in-person programs ending abruptly. This included two of our largest programs, the before-school and after-school care programs and summer day camp programs. Everyone knew that Scarborough could not go another year without these programs that are […]

2022 Facilities of Merit Award Winner – Riverwoods Preserve, Yarmouth

Riverfront Woods Preserve is a 50-acre nature preserve with walking trails to the Royal River, a beaver meadow, and vernal pools with breeding populations of wood frogs and spotted salamanders. The property currently has a single-track walking loop trail with relatively unimproved surfacing, a viewing platform with interpretive signs at an open beaver meadow, approximately […]

2022 “Dr. Bill Eckart” Young Professional Award Winner Brady Llyod, Sanford Parks and Recreation Department

Brady Lloyd began working with the Town of Standish Parks & Recreation Department in 2017 as a Recreation Coordinator. In 2019 he was elevated to Assistant Director. Brady coordinated youth recreation programs including all enrichment classes, youth sports, summer camps, and the before/after school program. He also assists with all aspects of the department wherever […]

2022 “William V. Haskell” Distinguished Professional of the Year Award Winner Jen DeRice, Director, Standish Parks & Recreation Department

Jen began her career in Parks and Recreation like many of us did, as a summer camp counselor at Yarmouth Community Services.  She graduated from USM and what started out as a summer job evolved into a full-time position as a Recreation Programmer, working under the guidance of the late Russell Packett and lo and […]