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Ward 1 City Councilor
Councilor James "Jim" LysenJames Lysen


26 Taylor Hill Road, Lewiston


May 2003 - January 2015 - Community Clinical Services, Federally Qualified Health Center Director
October 1988 - May 2003 - City of Lewiston, Planning Director
December 1985 - October 1988 - Town of Scarborough (Maine), Assistant Town Planner & Engineer
July 1984 - December 1985 - Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Civil Engineer
March 1971 - July 1984 - Metropolitan Waste Reclamation District (Chicago), Civil Engineer


M.A. of City & Regional Planning, May 1983
Illinois Institute of Technology - College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Chicago, Illinois

B.A. of Science in Civil Engineering, May 1970
Rose-Hulman Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana

Community Activities
2005 - Present - Maine Peoples Alliance, Volunteer
Host Radio Show on Bates College Radio, WRBC, 91.5 FM - American Music/Encouraging Civic Engagement
The Visible Community, A Founding Member

Professional Affiliations/Fellowship
Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP - Retired)
Registered Professional Engineer in Maine and Illinois (PE - Retired)
Past President, Maine Association of Planners
Past Member, American Planning Association
Former Board Member, Maine Primary Care Association
Past Advisory Board Member, Bates College Center for Service Learning
Past Member of Maine Arts Commission Public Arts Program Committee
1995 - 1999 - New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Building Communities through Culture Fellowship
Married to Susann Pelletier; One Daughter, Genevieve
Have Lived in Ward 1 for 31+ Years
Avid Organic Gardener
Written Work Published - Planning & Environmentally Sound Development
Numerous Professional Awards to Include Maine Assoc. of Planners Professional Planner of the Year, 2003

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Lewiston, ME 04240
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