Board of Directors
Chair - Bill Brillant - William A. Brillant, who lives in Brunswick, grew up in the Topsham eights area near the swinging bridge and has fond memories of making it sway back and forth while on his way to visit his grandparents. Bill works as the Customer Service Manager for Downeast Energy. He is actively involved in numerous non-profit groups, including the Topsham Expresso Rotary Club (for which he serves as Vice President). He is also on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Mid Coast Maine (where he most recently chaired the Basic Needs Council).
Secretary - Don Gower retired in 2011 after working forty years at the B & M Baked Bean factory, located in Portland, Maine. Over the years he worked many different jobs including Plant Worker, Quality Control, Production Supervision and Plant Manager. He now enjoys spending more time with his wife Lucy and their three Grandchildren. Don lives in the Topsham Heights Neighborhood and also serves on the advisory committee of the Androscoggin Riverwalk.
Dorothy A. Riendeau is a switchboard operator/receptionist at Wright-Pierce in Topsham and has been employed there since 2006. Mrs. Riendeau is a life-long resident of the Topsham Heights neighborhood. In addition to the many years she volunteered in the local Topsham schools attended by her children, she has in most recent years completed many fundraisers for the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program as well as the Tedford Shelter with the cooperation and support of her employer and fellow employees.
In 2012 she was voted Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Mid Coast Maine after being personally active in their fundraising campaigns since 2007.
Treasurer - Nancy E. Randolph operates Just Write Books publishing Maine books by Maine authors telling Maine stories. An active community member since 1986, Randolph served on the Topsham Board of Selectmen in the late 1980s and the Brunswick Town Council in the early 2000s. She co-chaired the rehabilitation effort of the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and guided the planning and creation of two riverside parks at each end of the bridge.
Along with two others she founded and serves as a member of the board of Save Our Swinging Bridge.Org to ensure the maintenance of the historic bridge. Randolph coordinates the annual benefit 5K.
The purpose of Save Our Swinging Bridge.Org is to provide for the maintenance and the beautification of the historic Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and its environment in order that the public may enjoy the benefits of an historic pedestrian bridge for transportation, education, recreation, exercise, access to river views and community and cultural linkage between the towns of Brunswick and Topsham.
Swinging Bridge Fund Former Members
Former Members of the community who earlier served on the Swinging Bridge Fund Committee:
A. J. Ballard, Topsham
Tony Cox, Topsham
Irene Dubreuil, Topsham
Keith Luke, Topsham Development Inc.
Ruth Lyons, Town Clerk of Topsham
J.P. Ouellette-Topsham, Secretary
Janet Roberts, Village Review District Committee
Jeff Sneddon, MidCoast Council for Business,
Development and Planning
Ralph Williams, Topsham
Doreen Wilson, Town of Topsham Planning Office