Community Development

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Winner of the 3rd Annual Window Box Container Contest

The Orono Beautification Committee (OBC) is announcing the winners of its Third Annual Window Box and Container Contest.  For the first time, we have two winners!  Dragon Echo and The Store/Ampersand both situated on Mill Street in Orono have been presented the 2017 Garden Trowel Award.  Both businesses have window boxes and containers of colorful annuals making the entry to their business exceptionally welcoming.

The Store/Ampersand and Dragon Echo will each display the plaque in their businesses for 6 months.  The award is a perpetual plaque with a mounted trowel that will move on to the next year’s Window Box and Container Contest winner.  It’s a symbol that lets everyone know that The Store/Ampersand and Dragon Echo each “Made Orono Beautiful”. Congratulations.

The Orono Beautification Committee is a group of Orono volunteers who coordinate, advise and assist in the planting, maintenance and protection of annuals and perennials.  The volunteers are dedicated to keeping Orono a green, beautiful town.

The Latest Scoop from the UpStart Center

Interested in learning more about CityLIFE nature kits, what budding businesses have earned some serious bragging rights, the newest face at the UpStart Center, or some upcoming events? Click here to check out the first edition of The Latest Scoop!
The Best Metro Areas for a Talent Pipeline

Site Selection Group has recognized Bangor, Maine as the leading city for "millennial growth". The Town of Orono is located within the Bangor labor market and is instrumental in developing the future pipeline of talent for the region. While the nation's median age is 37.6, and Maine's median age is 43.9, The Town of Orono, at 21.6, has the lowest median age of any community within the state of Maine.

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Light Up The Night 

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  1. Dave Milan

    Director of Community Development
    Phone: 207-889-6912

  2. Katlyn Howlett

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 207-889-6909

  3. William J. Murphy

    Code Enforcement Officer