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The Biddeford City Council has confirmed City Manager James Bennett’s nomination of Alison Garrison to become Biddeford’s next Finance Director.
“I am confident that Alison will be an asset to our leadership team,” Bennett said. “I believe that her passion for creative problem solving, her knowledge of finance, and her leadership style make her a great fit for this position.”
Garrison has more than 25 years of experience in the field of finance in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to renewable energy. Most recently, she has managed operations and development of a solar portfolio at Greenbacker Capital. She has previously served as Executive Vice President of Maine Street Living for a 13-year tenure, managing finance and operations processes, as well as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Jøtul North America.
“I am impressed by Alison’s experience and the variety of projects that she has brought to success through her work in the private sector,” said Mayor Alan Casavant. “I look forward to seeing how her perspective and enthusiasm contribute to Biddeford’s growth.”
Garrison’s recommendation for nomination was made by a committee that included a mix of City staff members and elected officials. Garrison will assume her role as Finance Director on August 31.
“I thank the Council for their confirmation and look forward to working for the City of Biddeford during these exciting times of change and growth,” Garrison said.