Pete Myrick Award

The Myrick Award is given by the Executive Committee to recognize 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 MSAD #4 and one of the founders of the PCEDC, serving as the Council's president in 2001.

Criteria to be considered in determining the award winner will include the overall impact of the candidate's accomplishments, the duration of the candidate's engagement in community service activities, and the breadth of involvement in the community. 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.  


  • 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

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