Meet Our Executive Director

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Welcome to Saco Main Street!

 

It is with great excitement that the Saco Main Street Organization welcomes its new Executive Director, Jennifer Day.

She is a seasoned leader, proven real estate professional, successful and savvy marketer, coordinator, with business acumen all wrapped with a love for community.

 “Saco is a unique city in that its distinctive location attracts thousands of annual visitors, is home to many seasonal residents, and continues to attract new residential & business opportunities, while maintaining a small town feel based on strong neighborly relationships, and a commitment to maintaining history. Saco Main Street has a strong foundation and there are many great things happening already; the ability to build on the momentum is infinite. I am very excited to lean deeper into Saco's story and to be a part of writing its next chapters,” said Day.

 

In assuming the position as Executive Director, Jennifer will be starting a new facet in an already noteworthy career. She began working with Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors in 1996 as a Broker Agent, Realtor. She is still active in this role, and while representing buyers and sellers she has built a large client base while also being a community leader. 

In 2001 Day expanded became Parent Involvement Coordinator for The Maine Parent Federation from 2001-2009. While serving in the “No Child Left Behind” grant-funded position, she conducted various events and trainings targeted to families and educators in Kennebec, Lincoln & Sagadahoc counties. In this role Jennifer was able to strengthen her connection to the community.

No stranger to public service, elected roles have been a large portion of Day’s professional life as well. Her proven record of being a public servant led her to an election victory and she served as Augusta’s Maine’s Ward 1 School Board representative from 2014-16. After serving on the school board, Day became a City Councilor At-Large in Augusta from 2017-2019. Day now lives in Saco and has served on the Saco Planning Board since 2021.

Jennifer also has a strong background in community service. She served on the Board of Kennebec Valley Big Brothers/ Big Sisters from 2003-2005 and the Board and Chair Representative for the Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation from 2002-2009 and 2011-2014.

The hiring committee at Saco Main Street was impressed with Day’s versatility and her willingness to serve on voluntary boards, take on increasing responsibilities and tackle budgets. The hiring committee said she had a proven track record of representing the community and constituents.

“I feel the position is the perfect convergence of my professional experiences and my personal passions and priorities,” said Day. “I have spent my career, as well as my volunteer time, focused on growing community, strengthening economic development, identifying individual and group needs/aspirations , and making meaningful contributions. The role of the Executive Director of Saco Main Street has the ability to do all of these things and more.”

Day, while not a native of Saco has deep roots in Maine. She attended a small Quaker College Prep school in Vassalboro called Oak Grove Coburn. After finishing her high school education, Day received two associate degrees from Mid-State College, one in Accounting and one in Business Management, and attended Thomas College in Waterville, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Education.

Day, her husband Jason, and their daughter Jasmine, who is a 2022-23 senior at Thornton Academy, call Saco home. Their son Sebastian and wife Renee reside in central Maine.

On behalf of Saco Main Street’s Executive Board, we want to wish Jennifer Day our most sincere wishes for a long and fruitful partnership. We have faith that your professional background, stellar community leadership and record of excellence will help take our growing organization to a new level.

The energy in Saco is apparent and more people want to do something to help it. It can’t go without saying we can always use more volunteer support.  Volunteering for Saco Main Street means having an impact on Saco (your favorite hometown), making connections and meeting new people, while having a lot of fun. Visit our Volunteer page for more information.

If you see me just stop me on the street, contact me at 207-286-3546 or email me at director@sacomainstreet.org.