Allyson Cavaretta has had a long-standing interest in public service. In 2003, she returned to Maine to work alongside her family in hospitality. As an active community member, she has worked to foster independent and small business, support local job growth in York County and foster public/private partnerships around environmental and conservation efforts. She is also a tireless advocate for the arts in Maine, having served in development for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. A champion for Maine’s small businesses, Allyson Cavaretta is proud of to be part of the third generation in business in Maine.
Allyson Cavaretta was born in Lexington, MA. Growing up surrounded by family and a commitment to community, Allyson graduated from Lexington High School with honors and from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN magna cum laude. It is at Notre Dame that Allyson Cavaretta developed a deep sense of commitment to social… Continue reading About
Over the years it has been a pleasure to serve the Maine community. From seasonal labor concerns to the launch of the Enough Abuse Campaign, service is a true expression of freedom: having the choice to do what one should and making that choice. Join the campaign newsletter to stay in touch – Click Current… Continue reading Newsroom
Allyson has been one of the most effective business leaders in the state’s Environmental Leader program. Since eagerly enrolling The Meadowmere in the state’s program in 2006 it would be hard to find any other business in Maine that has demonstrated the degree of continual improvement and environmental success exhibited by The Meadowmere under Allyson’s guidance.
-Peter Cooke, Assistant Director of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Innovation and Assistance, 2003-2011
There are people you meet in the community, and the business world, that inspire you instantly. Allyson Cavaretta is one of those people. A woman of vision and action, Allyson has raised the bar of environmental leadership for both her business and the community- instituting multiple programs/initiatives to reduce impact and increase awareness. A competent leader in the community for social change and justice, Allyson has effectively lobbied, rallied and educated fellow businesses and citizens to be active in solutions. She is highly respected both personally and professionally for her philanthropic perseverance and activism- maintaining genuine humility in all business and humanitarian endeavors. Whether wearing the hat of marketing dynamo, environmental activist, small business advocate or community organizer, Allyson Cavaretta is nothing short of a rock-star! It is both a pleasure and an honor to write on her behalf.
-Jennifer Lewis, Clay Hill Farm, Cape Neddick, ME