Nancy Mayhan retires after 33 years with Bridgton Water District

FOR 33 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE — Recognizing Nancy Mayhan upon her retirement as administration superintendant of the Bridgton Water District are, from left, Water Supervisor David Brill, newly-hired Office Manager Kelly Johnson, Mayhan with Patch, and Trustees Wes Gorman and Barry Gilman. Trustee Todd Perreault was out of town and unavailable for the photo.   (Geraghty Photo)

FOR 33 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE — Recognizing Nancy Mayhan upon her retirement as administration superintendant of the Bridgton Water District are, from left, Water Supervisor David Brill, newly-hired Office Manager Kelly Johnson, Mayhan with Patch, and Trustees Wes Gorman and Barry Gilman. Trustee Todd Perreault was out of town and unavailable for the photo.
(Geraghty Photo)

By Gail Geraghty

Staff Writer

They’ll miss her knowledge and her dedication, and the meticulous manner in which she conducted her job, said the trustees and the staff of the Bridgton Water District.

But what her customers will probably miss most, said Nancy Mayhan, who retired April 11 after 33 years, will be her constant office companion, Patch.

The little half-Pomeranian, half-Shih-Tsu dog greeted every customer who came in the door of the Portland Road office of the quasi-municipal organization.

Some excited Patch more than others, because the little pooch knew they brought treats. “He was a part of the fixture here,” she said.

So was Mayhan. “She’s going to be missed,” said Trustee Wes Gorman. With around 800 customers to attend to within the district’s service area in Bridgton, “She has that meticulous old-school style of record-keeping” that kept all the bookkeeping straight.

Trustees recently hired Kelly Johnson as Mayhan’s replacement. Johnson has the title of office manager, while Mayhan’s title was Administration Superintendent. “I have learned so much from Nancy this past month,” said Johnson. “I admire her attention to detail, professionalism, and knowledge of the position. I really do have tough shoes to fill.”

Johnson said Mayhan has mentioned many times how much she will miss her customers. “I am positive they will miss her as well.”

The trustees and Water Supervisor David Brill, along with Water Operator Ken Brown, recently presented a plaque to Mayhan, a Harrison resident, who is already enjoying being able to spend more of her time outdoors, working in her gardens.

The plaque reads, “A heartfelt and grateful recognition to Nancy Mayhan for your years of hard work, loyalty, professionalism and customer service given to the Bridgton Water District. We hope you enjoy your well-deserved years of retirement. You will be long remembered. Best wishes from all of us at the Bridgton Water District.”

 

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