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Industry couple honored for work in community

Dan and Amy Palmer.

Dan and Amy Palmer.

AUGUSTA - Molina Medicaid Solutions of Maine recently celebrated the good deeds of four Maine residents at its 4th annual Community Champions Awards Ceremony last week. This year’s honorees included Dan and Amy Palmer of Industry for their work with The Community Energy Challenge.

Dan and Amy Palmer, residents of Industry, have been volunteering for The Community Energy Challenge since 2009 and now oversee the program. The program is a low-cost strategic initiative that involves installing storm window panels to keep houses warm during harsh winters and encourages homeowners to make positive changes in energy consumption. Under their leadership, the program has engaged 405 volunteers who have served a total of 10,189 hours building and installing 1,803 storm window panels for houses and buildings.

The Palmer’s work goes beyond The Community Energy Challenge, including volunteering for the Clearwater Food Pantry and the Starks Food Cupboard; serving on the advisory board for the Franklin County Extension Homemakers and the Mt. Blue Garden Club; rehabilitating homes as part of East Parish Housing Ministry; cooking for the Industry Community Kitchen, serving on Everyone’s Resource Depot board; and being an active member of Garden Angels – a program that makes handicapped accessible garden boxes.

Also honored was Pam DeCoteau with Oxford Hills Summer Food Service and Jamie Tatham from the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.

“We are honored to recognize these individuals as our 2015 Community Champions award winners for their dedicated and selfless contributions,” said Peter Gray, the executive account director of Molina Medicaid Solutions in Maine. “The winners of this award truly represent individuals who go above and beyond to help others in need and strengthen their communities.”

The Community Champions program celebrates the vision of Dr. C. David Molina, the founder of Molina Healthcare, as well as community partners who work together to care for society’s most vulnerable individuals. Each community champion was nominated by a community-based organization and also received a $1,000 grant to give to a deserving nonprofit organization of his/her choice. The ceremony was held at the Governor Hill Mansion and included a performance by The Maine Jazz Cooperative.

Left to right is Del Bell, executive vice president for Molina Medicaid Solutions; Jamie Tatham, winner; Dan and Amy Palmer, winners; Pam DeCoteau, winner;  Peter Gray, executive account director for Molina Medicaid Solutions.

Left to right is Del Bell, executive vice president for Molina Medicaid Solutions; Jamie Tatham, winner; Dan and Amy Palmer, winners; Pam DeCoteau, winner; Peter Gray, executive account director for Molina Medicaid Solutions.

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8 Responses »

  1. Congratulation! Thank-you for all the work you do for the community!

  2. Dan and Amy are great friends and great blessings!

  3. Two great people, congratulations.

  4. A well deserved honor for a very nice couple.

  5. Congrats Amy and Dan! Well deserved recognition.

  6. Congrats Amy and Dan, wow that is a great honor. You two sure don't let the grass grow under your feet do you ? LOL , that is awesome. Congrats to Jamie and Pam also, even tho I don't know you, you are all a great asset to the community. God Bless you all.

  7. Congratulations Amy and Dan!!! Looking GREAT!

  8. As President of the Board of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area I would like to thank Amy and Dan for their commitment to the health and vitality of our community. Thank you!!!

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