FRYEBURG WATER TRUSTEES 392 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037
CHAIR, Tom Rebmann (2022)
As a highly esteemed architectural designer and builder for more than 40 years Tom has incorporated solar energy and other sustainable elements into many of his projects in western Maine, the MWV and Fryeburg. Tom was formerly the Chair of Hiram's Comprehensive Plan Committee and Planning Board. A dedicated FWD Trustee, Tom serves on the Fryeburg Planning Board and is President of the Board of the Upper Saco Cultural Alliance, a Fryeburg based 501 (c)(3). Tom views the FWD as essential to give voice to the water consumers in Fryeburg, and as the premier entity to work towards achieving local control of our water resources.
TREASURER, Steven Anthony (2023)
While living in Seattle, WA Steve was a pioneer in the development of the The Homestead Land Trust while simultaneously feeding and coordinating social services for homeless people in that city. Immediately before moving to Maine Steve lived in South America for two years, learning first-hand what happens when local resources, including water, are controlled by foreign corporations. Simultaneously, while still in Uruguay, Steve became aware of the water issues and resulting legal battles in Fryeburg. Steve is an invested and dedicated proponent of local production of food and local control of all resources, believing they are essential for a community's healthy and sustainable environment.
SECRETARY, Nora Schwarz (2024)
Increasingly concerned about Fryeburg's bulk water extraction despite frequent dry spells and resulting drought conditions, Nora's primary focus is on increased communication with those in the District, whether they use the Fryeburg Water or not, towards assisting them in making educated decisions about our precious resource going forward. Informed with historical context and scientific facts through her membership on the board of the Saco Headwater's Alliance and as Fryeburg Commissioner on the Saco River Corridor Commission, Nora is motivated to collaborate with them and others in stewardship of our community's water.
CLERK, Sonia Leone (2024)
Currently taking a gap year from pursuing a degree at the University of Maine in Anthropology Driven Climate Studies, a major which bridges a liberal arts education with course work at the Climate Change Institute allowing students to approach careers in sustainability from a humanistic perspective. Elected as Trustee of the Fryeburg Water District is a wonderful opportunity to immerse herself in creating environmental well being in rural towns, a career she hopes to pursue.
AT LARGE, Nickie Sekera (2023)
Community Water Justice/Water Rights Advocate, Citizen Lobbyist and Consultant, Founding Board Member: Saco Headwaters Alliance