CHERRYFIELD — The Maine Seacoast Mission has announced the promotion of Scott Shaw to the position of facilities and housing rehabilitation manager for the Mission’s Downeast campus in Cherryfield.
The promotion was effective July 1.
For the past 15 years, based in Cherryfield, Shaw served as Downeast campus caretaker and Housing Rehabilitation Program coordinator.
The Housing Rehabilitation program fixes or rebuilds 20 houses a year, work that includes everything from painting to insulated mobile home skirting to new roofs.
The rehabilitation work is made possible by more than 350 volunteers from church and community groups across the United States who spend one or two weeks at the Weald Bethel Community Center.
At the June 1 Weald Bethel Community Center grand opening, the culmination of a 10-year effort Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington said, “This wouldn’t have happened on the ground if it weren’t for Scott Shaw. Scott made this happen and he’s going to keep it happening.”
Shaw will continue overseeing the Housing Program, and he will also take on management of the newly expanded Downeast campus.