Announcing our New Executive Director

Jeremy Ashlock

New Executive Director

Augusta Downtown Alliance Appoints Jeremy Ashlock as New Executive Director

Monday, May 6, 2024

The Augusta Downtown Alliance proudly announces the hiring of Jeremy Ashlock as its new Executive Director following an extensive nationwide search. With an impressive background in organizational management and innovative economic development, Jeremy brings a fresh perspective and dynamic leadership to the organization.

Jeremy Ashlock's expertise in identifying and fostering strategic partnerships, coupled with his experience in cultivating collaborative ecosystems, positions him as a visionary leader poised to drive positive change in Downtown Augusta. His recent contributions to the Maine Space Complex Initiative, including co-authoring its strategic plan, exemplify his commitment to advancing impactful initiatives.

Jeremy's professional journey, which began at Sawyer Island Consulting, has equipped him with a deep understanding of various industries and verticals. Additionally, his firsthand experience as a downtown business owner in a neighboring community since 2014 provides him with valuable insights into the unique challenges and opportunities facing downtown areas.

"I am honored and excited to join the Augusta Downtown Alliance as Executive Director," said Jeremy Ashlock. "Together with our dedicated team and community partners, I am committed to building upon our existing strengths and driving innovation to ensure a vibrant and prosperous future for Downtown Augusta."

A resident of Augusta with roots in nearby Monmouth, Jeremy holds a bachelor's degree in Financial Economics and an MBA from the University of Maine. His deep ties to the community, combined with his professional achievements, make him uniquely qualified to lead the Augusta Downtown Alliance.

"We conducted an extensive nationwide search to find the best candidate to lead our organization, and Jeremy Ashlock stood out as the ideal choice," said Victoria Abbott, Board President of the Augusta Downtown Alliance. "His passion for community development and proven leadership skills make him the perfect fit to guide us forward."

The Augusta Downtown Alliance plays a vital role in enhancing the economic vitality and cultural vibrancy of Downtown Augusta. Through strategic initiatives, events, and partnerships, the organization fosters an environment that supports the success of residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

"Jeremy's appointment marks a significant milestone for the Augusta Downtown Alliance," said Heather Pouliot, ADA Board Member. "His collaborative approach and strategic vision will undoubtedly drive positive change, benefiting not only our downtown community but the entire Augusta area."

This marks an exciting new chapter for the Augusta Downtown Alliance. Jeremy’s leadership, vision, and dedication to the community are sure to make a lasting impact and propel Downtown Augusta to new heights of success.

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