Main Street Bath loses director to Bath Iron Works

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BATH — Main Street Bath is looking for a new program director after Carolyn Lockwood stepped down this month.

Lockwood has returned to Bath Iron Works as a designer.

After being elected to the City Council in 2012, Lockwood resigned last August when she became the paid director of Main Street Bath, which promotes the city’s downtown. She replaced Jennifer Geiger, who left Main Street Bath after five years to do public relations work for the Maine Office of Tourism.

“I loved the job and certainly wish the next director the best of luck,” Lockwood said in an email April 8.

During her campaign for the City Council, she called Main Street Bath a “vital economic driver” for the community, and an organization the city must continue to support and engage in collaboration.

Her community involvements include the Planning Board, Sagadahoc Preservation, Help-A-Kid, the Cosmopolitan Club, the Tsugaru Japanese Exchange Group, and the Tourism and Recognition Committees. She was once Bath’s community development coordinator.

City Council Chairwoman Mari Eosco, who serves on the Main Street Bath board of directors, is filling in at the organization’s 15 Commercial St. office.

“For those whom I haven’t met yet, I was the director years ago and am happy to keep the ship afloat for a few months,” she said April 7 on Main Street Bath’s Facebook page. “I believe strongly in the Main Street model and love the City of Bath.”

“The MSB Board thanks Carolyn for her dedication to the organization and the city,” Eosco added.

Main Street Bath has been designated an accredited National Main Street Program, the organization reported April 10.

Details about the program director position are on the Maine Street Bath website, The deadline for applications is Friday, April 24.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.