Downtown Committee

The Downtown Committee is responsible for reviewing matters affecting the City of Biddeford’s downtown, including, but not limited to, downtown improvement initiatives, collaborating with external agencies and businesses on downtown improvement projects, and all minor garage design feature decisions. The Downtown Committee is also delegated as the Parking Authority with the following powers:

  • Creation, elimination or relocation of disability parking spots
  • Creation, elimination or otherwise amending of limited parking areas to include: timed parking, loading zones, dropoff zones, taxi or bus parking, etc.
  • Creation, elimination or otherwise amending limited parking zones within the municipal surface parking lots, e.g., timed parking and the charging of a fee for its use.

The Committee consists of the Mayor, five Councilors and a member of the Downtown Development Commission. The DDC member shall serve as a non-voting member except in the absence of a full-time voting member. A chairperson is selected from the voting members.

  1. Alan Casavant

    Mayor
    Phone: (207) 286-9385

  2. Amy Clearwater

    Councilor Ward 5
    Phone: (207) 558-1801

  3. Norman Belanger

    Chair, Councilor Ward 6
    Phone: (207) 871-7500

  4. Marc Lessard

    Councilor - At-Large
    Phone: (207) 229-8322

  5. Doris Ortiz

    Councilor - At-Large
    Phone: (207) 292-8988

  6. Julian Schlaver

    DDC Representative
    Phone: (917) 301-2160

  1. Brian Phinney

    Chief Operating Officer
    Phone: (207) 284-9313

  2. Carmen J. Morris

    City Clerk
    Phone: (207) 284-9307

  3. Roger P. Beaupre

    Chief of Police
    Phone: (207) 282-5127