City of Lewiston hires three, promotes two

LEWISTON — The City of Lewiston recently promoted two employees and hired three more.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson has been promoted to deputy fire chief. Beginning his career as a volunteer firefighter at age 18, he started with the Lewiston Fire Department in 2005 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2017. After high school, he moved to Maine to pursue an associate’s degree. in fire science at Southern Maine Community College.

Over the past several years, he has pursued numerous teaching and leadership opportunities within the department and developed the department’s ice water rescue program and delivered several other specialty training programs. Anderson also volunteers with a peer counseling group designed to support first responders.

He holds several distinctions, including Fire Officer I, II, III, IV; Fire Instructor I; Fireman I & II; National Incident Management Systems 100, 200 and 700> He is EMT-Advanced, Ice Water Rescue Technician and Trainer, Red Card Certified Wildland Firefighter; and is a hazardous materials technician.

Brian Bourgoin

Constable Brian Bourgoin has been promoted to Inspector of Police. He began his service with the department in 2009. He served as a patrol officer and field training officer responsible for training new officers. He was previously assigned to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration as a task force officer for approximately four years investigating complex drug crimes. Bourgoin is also an active member of the Lewiston Police Hockey Team.

Amanda Grenier

Amanda Grenier was hired as a fire prevention clerk for the Lewiston Fire Department. She was born and raised in Lewiston, graduated from Husson University and recently worked for Oxford County Probate Court in south Paris.

Kon Maiwan

Kon Maiwan was hired as Lewiston’s economic development specialist. He grew up in Lewiston, served as president of the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, went to Atlanta University, and worked with the city of Atlanta in a wide variety of roles. They included a Department of Transportation customer service representative and the vice president of the Atlanta University Center Neighborhood Association, which included economic development ombudsman duties.

Francisco Osvaldo

Osvaldo Francisco was hired as a social worker in the Department of Social Services. Francisco is fluent in English and Portuguese.

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