Eric P. Stauffer, Preti FlahertyMaine Real Estate & Development Association
(MEREDA) is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award presented at its annual Real Estate Forecast Conference on January 25, 2007.For his dedication over the past year, the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award goes to Eric P. Stauffer of Preti Flaherty for his outstanding leadership in MEREDA's Legislative Initiatives.
MEREDA's success is largely based on the support and commitment from its volunteers.This award is presented to individuals who willingly and enthusiastically volunteer their time and energy, devoting many hours over the past year to MEREDA initiatives
. After receiving his law degree from Yale Law School in 1972, Rick worked in the Maine Governor's Office as Federal State Coordinator, Maine Alternate to the New England Regional Commission and Special Assistant to Governor Kenneth M. Curtis.As the governor's aide, Rick had staff responsibilities for natural resources, energy, environmental protection, economic development and Native American affairs.He served as Development Officer and General Counsel to the Maine State Housing Authority from 1975 to 1977.In 1977, he became Administrative Assistant to Governor Curtis during the governor's term as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.A year later, he joined Preti Flaherty. Rick
was also the recipient of MEREDA's
Public Policy Award in 1992 and the Founder's Award in 2002 in connection with his
efforts as a member of its Legislative Committee, which he
has chaired or co-chaired since the early 1990's.
...Pictured from Left to Right: Tammy Higgins on behalf of Carol Epstein, Rick Stauffer,
...MEREDA's Founders' Award was awarded to Rick Stauffer of Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios & Haley, LLC - this career recognition award recognizes a member who has contributed on a significant level over many years to the industry or to MEREDA.Rick has been a dedicated and active MEREDA Board Member for a number of years.He also serves on the Executive Committee and is very active on MEREDA's Legislative Committee.