Recognizing The Contributions of Outstanding Alumni

The Bangor Region Leadership Institute was created by local community leaders to provide a program that nurtures future leaders who will impact the economic, social, and cultural environment of the region. Many alumni of the Institute have given selflessly of themselves and demonstrated exceptional leadership to shape the Bangor region and the vitality of the BRLI program. To recognize the contributions of outstanding alumni, the Gary J. Creaser Volunteer of the Year Award is announced and presented each year at the BRLI Alumni Breakfast.

Gary Creaser, a 1999 graduate, held a long-time affiliation with BRLI and continued that relationship for more than a decade. He was an exemplary volunteer, giving hundreds of hours to the enhancement of the programs of BRLI. Involved with several activities that impacted the program, Gary’s contribution showed the true meaning of what the perfect volunteer should be and do. From his leadership role as Board Chair to behind-the-scenes contributions when planning events, his affiliation with BRLI was longstanding.

Submit Your Creaser Volunteer of the Year Nomination

Thank you for your submissions for the 2021 Gary J. Creaser Award recipient. Congratulations to Kathleen Shane, Class of 2016 on receiving this award.  Nominations for our 2022 award winner will be open in August.

Past Recipients

  • 2019 – Charles Lever, Bangor Housing
  • 2018 – Terry White, PCHC (Retired)
  • 2017 – Kelly Scheetz, UBS Financial
  • 2016 – Christina Caron, Husson University
  • 2015 – Kristen Card, Husson University
  • 2014 – Kirsten Ismail, UBS Financial
  • 2013 – Diane Nelson, CHCS
  • 2012 – Ed Troscianiec, MetLife

2021 Gary J. Creaser Award Recipient, Kathleen Shane, Class of 2016
(Pictured with BRLI Chair, Kelly Pearson, Class)