Muskie alum recognized as ‘Rising Star’ by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Reny

Joshua Reny, Fairfield Town Manager and graduate of the Muskie School’s Public Policy and Management program, has received the 2014 Rising Star Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. The annual award honors a local chamber member who is less than 40 years old and illustrates a combination of business success and community involvement as a leader within a business organization.

Under Reny’s leadership, Fairfield has rebuilt its fund balance, held taxes flat for the past three years, improved its downtown business district, and secured four significant grants, including a $6.5 million Community Development Block Grant.

The Chamber’s award comes just months after the Maine Town, City and County Management Association presented Reny with its Rookie Manager of the Year Award.

Read more about Joshua’s successes in the Morning Sentinel article “Fairfield manager says his chamber award a sign of town’s success” and Bangor Daily News article “Fairfield town manager earns Rookie Manager of Year Award.”

Photo credit: Michael G. Seamans, Staff Photographer, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

Connect With Us