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
I had the pleasure of working with Allyson on two fundraising campaigns for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. What struck me most about her was her uncanny ability to quickly and effortlessly inspire a diverse group of people to row in the same direction. Allyson has a natural talent in identifying an objective, enabling others see the benefit, and then provide logical steps to achieve a common goal. I never saw her unable to deliver. In public service, this is an invaluable skill. If I were a Maine constituent, I would want Allyson representing me because I know she would not rest until she accomplished what she set out to do.
-Nancy Pearson, Center for Women & Enterprise