July’s Downtown Worker of the Month Announced!

Mary Alice Scott is Portland Downtown’s July Downtown Worker of the Month! 

Mary Alice was nominated and selected as June’s Downtown Worker of the Month. Read on to learn more about Mary Alice and how you can nominate a stellar downtown worker. Be sure to congratulate Mary Alice if you see her around the downtown. 

Mary Alice Scott is the Public Affairs Manager at the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

From her desk overlooking Congress Street, Mary Alice helps to advocate on behalf of Maine’s nonprofits at both the state and federal levels. She spends her time testifying, meeting with representatives and government officials to ensure nonprofits are kept in mind as important decisions impacting our communities are being made.

She recently planned MANP’s first in-person Nonprofit Day at the State House since COVID that hosted 120 people from more than 75 nonprofits.

She previously worked as the Executive Director at Portland Buy Local, where she made a huge impact on the downtowns and now has shifted that passion and energy to statewide efforts.

Mary Alice is making waves in all the good ways behind the scenes and is someone to watch. She’s also someone to talk to if you’re a nonprofit organization looking for guidance around public policy or if you’d like to learn more about engaging in advocacy to achieve your mission. 

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Ryan Fellows is Portland Downtown’s June Downtown Worker of the Month!

Ryan was nominated and selected as June’s Downtown Worker of the Month. Read on to learn more about Ryan and how you can nominate a stellar downtown worker. Be sure to congratulate Ryan if you see him around the downtown. 
Tell us about your job:
I am a Group Manager at Stone Coast Fund Services. We provide provide accounting and other administrative services to hedge funds across the country. I have been at Stone Coast since April of 2014. 
What is the absolute best part about working downtown?
Stone Coast is a people first organization where I’ve had, and continue to have, the opportunity to work with some of the truly exceptional people that a beautiful city like Portland attracts. Whether it’s a seasonal outing to the Sea Dogs or Mariners, or day spent in service to the community, we find ways to connect across departments and with our communities.
Tell us your favorite lunch spot & dish:
I am especially partial to the Sweet & Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Shays Grill Pub.

Adam Thibodeau is Portland Downtown’s May Downtown Worker of the Month!

Adam was nominated TWICE and selected by Portland Downtown’s Marketing & Events Committee as May’s Downtown Worker of the Month. Adam is a part-time House Manager at Portland Stage Company and also works at the Mitchell Institute, located just outside of the downtown district. Read on to hear more about Adam — & if you see them, say congrats! 

Tell us about your job:

I’ve been a part-time house manager at Portland Stage for over eight years. I spend my days awarding scholarships to Maine college students at the Mitchell Institute, another nonprofit based in Portland, but I spend many nights greeting audiences, coordinating ushers, proofreading playbills, and doing anything I can to help my colleagues make Portland Stage be the best it can be.

What is the best part of your job?

Working with incredibly creative colleagues and committed volunteers (true for both of my jobs), and hearing the audience’s reactions–enthusiastic and otherwise!–as they leave a show.

What is your absolute favorite thing about Portland? 

How could I pick just one? Brick sidewalks, Pandora’s light sculptures (especially during the post-holiday months), and all the bakeries.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I look forward to celebrating Portland Stage’s 50th season in the fall — in our newly renovated lobby! I hope you’ll join us.
Each month, Portland Downtown’s Marketing & Events Committee selects a Downtown Worker and Business of the Month.