Rudman Winchell attorney Erik Stumpfel selected for EMDC board

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) has announced
the selection of Rudman Winchell attorney Erik Stumpfel to serve on the
corporation’s board of directors, beginning in January 2014. Attorney
Stumpfel was elected to EMDC’s board at the corporation’s annual meeting on
December 19th.

As a federally-designated economic development district,
EMDC provides a variety of economic development programs and services to
businesses and municipalities in a multi-county region that includes Hancock,
Penobscot, Piscataquis and portions of Waldo County.

Attorney Stumpfel is a former city solicitor for the City of
Bangor (1991-1999). He currently represents a number of municipalities in
the greater Bangor region as town or city attorney. Since 1989, Erik has
provided legal services to municipal and business clients on a variety of
significant economic development projects in the greater Bangor region,
including GE Bangor’s multiple turbine plant expansions; the Freese’s building
redevelopment in Bangor; the Bangor Gasworks / Shaw’s Supermarket redevelopment
project also in Bangor; Cianbro Corporation’s Eastern Manufacturing Facility
project in Brewer; plus tax increment financing (TIF) and development agreement
negotiations for projects in Dover-Foxcroft (Creative Apparel, Pleasant River
Lumber and Moosehead Manufacturing mill redevelopment), Hampden, Hermon,
Lincoln (Lincoln Paper & Tissue), Milo (JSI Store Fixtures) and Old Town
(LaBree’s; Johnson Outdoors). Together, these projects have created more
than 1,200 jobs in the greater Bangor region.

Erik has also represented county and municipal interests in
TIF and community benefit negotiations for grid-scale commercial wind energy
projects in Lincoln, Oakfield, Hancock County and Penobscot County.

A 25 year resident of rural Piscataquis County, Erik has served several prior terms on the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce’s board of
directors. He is currently a director of the Piscataquis County Economic
Development Corporation (PCEDC) and is a past executive committee member and
president of that organization. In the area of tourism development, Erik
did extensive weekend field work in 2006-2009, to document southern Piscataquis
County’s numerous waterfalls as a potential tourism asset. Erik also
drafted and helped obtain legislative approval of the Maine statute (30-A
M.R.S. sec. 125) granting economic development powers and bonding authority to
Maine’s county governments.


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