Parking Services

Beatrice C. Downs

Administrative Specialist CL1 for Parking Services
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Office Location

USM Parking Garage, 88 Bedford St., Portland



Academic Degrees

  • 2019 Certificate of Graduate Study in Creative Leadership and Global Strategy from University of Southern Maine
  • 2017 Bachelor’s Degree - BA in Tourism & Hospitality from University of Southern Maine
  • 1998 & 2000 Associate Degrees in Administrative Office Management & Computer Technology from Southern Maine Community College


Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Trained In: 

Safe Zone photo Green Zone photo


Favorite Quotes:

~ [About Fred Astaire] "Sure he was great, but don't forget Ginger Rogers did everything he did backwards . . . and in high heels!" -- Bob Thaves 1982 © NEA Inc. 

~ “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

~ “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights activist

~ “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State 


Areas of Expertise

Customer Service & Support, Parking Office Operation & Transactions, Parking Services Website and Parking Portal, Parking Rules & Regulations, Parking Garage Operation & Transactions, and Parking Automatic and Mechanical Systems (Basic). 

Areas of Scholarship

Tourism and Hospitality, Leadership, Women, and Diversity & Equality.