MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Town Hall with the Mayor: Kate Snyder, City of Portland”

MEREDA is honored and excited to invite its membership to “Breakfast with the Mayor of Portland, Kate Snyder”.  A welcomed opportunity to engage in a “Town Hall Meeting” discussion about the role of this leadership position within our community, and discover what we can learn about each other. Ms. Snyder is thrilled to join MEREDA at this early and formative moment in her 4-year term to ensure she hears what matters most to our membership.  Mayor Snyder will be “interviewed” by MEREDA Board Member and Events Committee Chair, Shannon Richards, of Hay Runner.

Make plans to join MEREDA on March 19, 2020 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel in Portland to learn about the City of Portland’s new Mayor, Kate Snyder.

About the Event:

MEREDA’s Morning Menu – Town Hall with Mayor Kate Snyder, City of Portland

Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street
Portland, ME

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 AM
Program: 8:00 – 9:00 AM

About the Presenter:

Kate Snyder is the Mayor of Portland, Maine, the largest city in the state. Ms. Snyder also served on the Portland Board of Public Education (2007-2013) where she served two years as Finance Chair and two years as Chair of the Board.

Prior to becoming Mayor, Ms. Snyder helped to found, and then worked as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Portland Public Schools from 2014-2019, a non-profit with the mission to generate philanthropic support for Portland Public Schools.

Before the Foundation for Portland Public Schools, Ms. Snyder worked in the private sector for Zylo Media, a Portland, Maine-based digital media startup. She also worked in Augusta during Governor John Baldacci’s administration as the Executive Director for the Board of Corrections.

Ms. Snyder. holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Government and French from Skidmore College, a Masters Degree in Public Policy & Management, and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

Snyder has served as a Board Member for Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, the Portland Parks Conservancy, and Portland Tomorrow. She recently completed a leadership development course with Maine Network Partners.

Registering for this Event:

MEREDA Members: $45 each | Non-Members: $55 Each
Prices Increase by $10 after March 12.

Your RSVP is requested by March 12. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers but fails to attend or who cancels after March 12.

For more information and to register, visit

MEREDA’s Morning Menu is Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.


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