2007 - Pat Hamel

Pat Hamel

Pat Hamel was recognized as the very first recipient of the North Yarmouth Distinguished Citizen Award in 2007.

For more than fifteen years, our town benefitted from Pat Hamel’s extraordinary commitment to our community. From 1991 through 2004 she served as a volunteer member of the North Yarmouth Rescue. From 1993 through 1999 she served two consecutive terms on the Board of Selectmen, only to later serve again for a third term from 2004 to 2007.

In 2003, after close to two years of hard work, she presented the town with its current Comprehensive Plan, developed by the Comprehensive Planning Committee under her untiring leadership. In 2007, again under her leadership, a task force was formed to study and present a “Pay-per-Bag” trash disposal program, which was met with approval by the citizens of North Yarmouth.

Pat was willing to take the lead even when the task at hand was not always a popular or easy one. She tackled projects requiring a great deal of sacrifice of her personal time. Her careful study of complex challenges and her ability to understand and explain them, as well as her diplomacy while wrestling with difficult issues, has been of great benefit to the residents of North Yarmouth.

Pat, we salute you and thank you!