The Pete Myrick Award
The Myrick Award is awarded annually by the PCEDC Executive Committee. The award recognizes a Piscataquis County resident, business, or organization who exemplifies Pete Myrick’s concern for and commitment to education, economic development, and/or civic leadership in the region. Myrick, a Guilford resident who died in 2002, was a longtime educator in Maine School Administrative District #4 and one of the founders of the PCEDC. He served as the Council’s president in 2001.
The award is not given to recognize anyone solely for job performance, but seeks to acknowledge those who go above and beyond in donating their time to community service.
Criteria to be considered in determining the award winner includes:
- The overall impact of the candidate’s accomplishments.
- The duration of the candidate’s engagement in community service activities.
- The breadth of involvement in the community.
2003: Owen Pratt, retired Dover-Foxcroft Town Manager
2004: Merlene Sanborn, Director of the Penquis Higher Education Center
2005: Roger Merchant of the Piscataquis County Cooperative Extension Service
2006: Edwin Treworgy, retired educator, long-term member of the MSAD#41 School Board, and member of the Three Rivers Kiwanis in Milo
2007: Tracy Michaud Stutzman, Executive Director of the Maine Crafts Association
2008: Sherry French, Community Volunteer, Office Manager for WDME Radio
2009: Rhonda Taylor, Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union
2010: John Simko, former Town Manager of Greenville and former President of PCEDC
2011: Thelma Regan, Executive Director, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
2012: Bob and Barbara Moore, Owners, Bob’s Sugar House, Community Volunteers
2013: Dennis Green, Former Selectman, Community Volunteer, Resident of Brownville
2014: Richard “Dick” Brown, CEO, Charlotte White Center
2015: Ralph “Eddie” Lewis, Dover-Foxcroft
2016: Representative Norman E. Higgins, Maine House of Representatives, Dover-Foxcroft
2017: Sue Mackey Andrews, Solutions Consulting Group, LLC- Dover-Foxcroft
2018: Tom and Nancy Harrigan, Harrigan Learning Center
2019: Tom Lizzotte, Former County Manager and PCEDC Board Member