Who We Are

The GNGDC is composed of a group of local, like-minded individuals, whose driving desire is to see economic development of the area.

Tracey Scheckel, Member at Large Tracy Scheckel, President
Tracy Scheckel is a resident of Gray. She brings her experience of commercial development, non profit grant writing, and town government. Tracy has served in the past as a Gray town councilor. Tracy is co-owner and contributor to The Independent newspaper. Tracy is a GNGDC board member.
Chris Dombrowski, Secretary Chris Dombrowski, Secretary
Chris Dombrowski is a resident of Gray. He is a long time small business owner in Gray (Gray Chiropractic Center) and the owner of a multi-business commercial development in Gray. He brings his experience dealing with zoning, planning board, and town requirements. Chris is the GNGDC secretary.
Penney Ward, Member at Large
Penney is a resident of Gray, and brings 18 years of non-profit experience to the GNGDC. Professionally, she is the Assistant Director of Parent Giving and Engagement, in the Office of College Advancement at Bates College. In the past, Penney served for 16 years on the Board of Directors of the Patriot Soccer Club, and held the office of president of the organization from 2011-2013. She also served on the Gray Community Endowment Board for two years. Penney was a member of the GNGDC Board from 2014-2015 and we are excited to have her join us again.  
photo of Kristen Piccone Kristin Piccone, Member at Large
A Gray, Maine native and Realtor, Kristin brings her sharp attention to detail and real estate expertise to serve GNGDC as a volunteer member.  She also brings accounting experience to the table.  Kristin’s passion for growth and success in her community is vital.
John Scheckel, Member at Large John Scheckel, Member at Large
John Scheckel is a resident of Gray. John brings his experience as an Architect regarding commercial development projects. Site planning, design workshops, and feasibility studies are added by John’s experience. John is a GNGDC board member.
photo of Nicole Stevens Nichole Stevens, Member at Large
Nichole Stevens is a resident of New Gloucester. She is the former co-owner of Maine Beer Tours and currently works as a Licensing and Contracts Specialist for Tilson Technology Management, Inc. Nichole brings her experience in the formation of a business, securing funding and all the operational components for running a small business. Nichole also has experience in the sale and acquisition of a business, including negotiation, having recently completed the sale of her own business. Additionally, Nichole also has expertise in social, trade show and experiential marketing, town government and telecommunications, including fiber optic, engineering and construction.

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