Letter to the editor: Brenda Bonneville

Brenda Bonneville for Belfast City Council, Ward 3

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 8:15am

I’m running for the office of City Councilor (Ward 3) in Belfast, Maine for the upcoming November 2019 municipal elections.

My family and I have called Belfast home for the past 14 years. In 2015, I opened AMBIANCE, a shop downtown on Main Street and my husband also runs a marketing agency, Bonneville Consulting, right here in town. Our two daughters attended Belfast public schools and both recently graduated from the University of Maine system. We feel very connected to Belfast, to its interesting history and to the current issues. I would like to serve as City Councilor to ensure that our town maintains its unique character while continuing to prosper.

Belfast is facing various issues, some more contentious than others, such as the Nordic Aquafarms proposal, high property taxes, economic development, and urban planning, just to name a few. If elected, I intend to work in harmony with the other councilors, the mayor, city officials and the public to figure out the best way to move forward on these issues.

I have a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

In addition to my experience as a business owner, I have held a number of positions in public relations and marketing. I am also the editor and cofounder of maineartscene.com, an online publication dedicated to promoting the arts in Maine. Recently, I fulfilled my nine-year tenure as a director on the board of Waterfall Arts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at brenda@brendabonneville.com.

I hope to have your support on November 5!

Thank you.

Brenda Bonneville lives in Belfast