Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.
Having worked as a municipal employee, Amanda has a unique grasp of the world of municipal government. She understands the processes and procedures that contracts, agreements, and policies must go through before they are passed. She’s also had the opportunity to work in many different departments—from executive, corporation counsel, and economic development, to planning, housing, and community development which gives her a well-rounded view of the legal needs of towns and cities.
Amanda is particularly well-versed in tax increment financing and uses the communications skills she honed as a social worker to bring clarity to this complex process and make the details easily accessible for councils, boards, staffers, and the general public.
Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Amanda worked for the City of Portland’s Housing and Community Development Division as a Compliance Officer where she developed processes and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with local, state, and federal grant funding. While there, she served as a liaison between the city and affordable housing developers. She also worked for the City of Auburn as an Economic Development Specialist where she collaborated with various types of developers on TIF options and grant funding to meet their projects’ financial needs.
Equipped with her unique lens into the municipal world, Amanda’s easy-going nature and strong communications skills help her guide towns and cities to find the best path forward.
But that’s not all. Amanda is also very experienced in:
- Tax increment financing (TIF)
- Grant funding
In her former life, Amanda was:
- Compliance Officer for the City of Portland
- Housing and Community Development Program Manager for the City of Portland
- Economic Development Specialist for the City of Auburn
- Social worker
When Amanda isn’t working, she is…
Spending her time outdoors. She is currently working on hiking all 4000 footers in Maine and New Hampshire, often with her rescue dog Avery. When she’s not outside she can be found taking in a concert, or challenging her partner to a board game, in an effort to finally win a game of cribbage.
Recent Speaking Engagements:
- “2022 Legislative Update & ARPA…You Have Money, Now What!” with the Economic Development Council of Maine
JD, University of Maine School of Law
Master of Social Work, University of New England
BS, Endicott College
Admitted to practice
State of Maine