Jonathan P. LaBonté
City of Auburn, Maine
Jonathan is in Augusta serving as the Director of the Governor's Office of Policy and Management. Previously, he was the Executive of the Androscoggin Land Trust, a land conservation organization serving 19 towns and cities, spanning all or part of four counties, within the Androscoggin River watershed. That work included working with local, state and federal agencies, as well as land owners and other non-profits to build support of conservation projects and the development of recreational assets in the region to promote access to the area’s natural resources.
Jonathan was first elected to office in 2008 as an Androscoggin County Commissioner, representing Auburn, Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls. In 2009, he was named to the MaineBiz Next List as someone shaping the future of Maine’s economy. The Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce named him businessman of the year in 2010. He now owns a home in downtown Auburn, four blocks from where he grew up.