Ward 1 City Councilor

Councilor James "Jim" Lysen


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26 Taylor Hill Road, Lewiston


May 2003 - January 2015 - Community Clinical Services, Federally Qualified Health Center Director

October 1988 - May 2003 - City of Lewiston, Planning Director

December 1985 - October 1988 - Town of Scarborough (Maine), Assistant Town Planner and Engineer

July 1984 - December 1985 - Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Civil Engineer

March 1971 - July 1984 - Metropolitan Waste Reclamation District (Chicago), Civil Engineer


M.A. of City and Regional Planning, May 1983

Illinois Institute of Technology - College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Chicago, Illinois

B.A. of Science in Civil Engineering, May 1970
Rose-Hulman Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana

Community Activities

2005 - Present - Maine Peoples Alliance, Volunteer

Host Radio Show on Bates College Radio, WRBC, 91.5 FM - American Music/Encouraging Civic Engagement

The Visible Community, A Founding Member

Professional Affiliations/Fellowship

Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP - Retired)

Registered Professional Engineer in Maine and Illinois (PE - Retired)

Past President, Maine Association of Planners

Past Member, American Planning Association

Former Board Member, Maine Primary Care Association

Past Advisory Board Member, Bates College Center for Service Learning

Past Member of Maine Arts Commission Public Arts Program Committee

1995 - 1999 - New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Building Communities through Culture Fellowship


Married to Susann Pelletier; One Daughter, Genevieve

Have Lived in Ward 1 for 31+ Years

Avid Organic Gardener

Written Work Published - Planning and Environmentally Sound Development

Numerous Professional Awards to Include Maine Assoc. of Planners Professional Planner of the Year, 2003

James Lysen Councilor Ward 1