Transforming Colby and Central Maine
“Colby from its very beginning was founded as a part of Waterville. And that is so much of what we’re focused on in our work now—that connection and ensuring everything we do is a part of Waterville and not apart from Waterville. It goes back to our founding origins.” – Vice President of Planning Brian Clark
During a live, virtual event on June 4 during Colby’s Virtual Reunion 2021, Colby’s Lawry Director of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships Elizabeth Jabar welcomed Vice President of Planning Brian Clark to discuss the vision and momentum of a more connected central Maine.
Sharing insider information and visuals of the latest progress, Clark’s presentation offered a look into historic Waterville and the projects that are transforming downtown—including the Bill & Joan Main Street Commons, the arts collaborative, the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, and the Lockwood Hotel.
Dare Northward is about leaving things better than we found them. These initiatives, made possible by the support of the extended Colby community, are central to the College’s commitment to building a more connected central Maine, fostering an environment in which its students are civically engaged, expanding community partnerships, attracting jobs and visitors, fueling an arts ecosystem, and so much more.