Allyson Cavaretta is one of a kind. In the eight years I’ve known her, she has always impressed me with her drive, work ethic, and ability to make things happen. She has proven herself an accomplished business leader and employer. She has contributed countless hours working to better the community.
Allyson has a talent for comprehending complex issues and working collaboratively to find reasonable solutions to challenging problems. As a legislator, Allyson would be a voice of reason and vision. I have no doubt that she would work tirelessly, serving the best interests of York District 3.
– Jill Hugger
Cod Cove Inn, Edgecomb, Maine
“I have known Allyson for several years through our interactions as York, Maine neighbors, and fellow supporters at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. In that time, I have seen her evolve from a leadership role in the museum’s most significant annual fundraiser (Art By The Sea/Auction) into a dedicated and active member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Ms. Cavaretta is an energetic, informed and caring individual. She is dedicated to the ideals she believes in, and is accomplished in setting strategy and achieving objectives.”
-John Tullai, York Resident
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
As a fellow Notre Dame alumnae, I met Allyson through a mutual business connection in Ogunquit. I was immediately impressed with her intelligence, insight and genuine passion & commitment to social justice. Allyson’s leadership and success, both on professional and personal levels, emanate from her unwavering character. It is rare to find such a spirited, compassionate, loyal, dedicated & driven individual. Exemplifying Notre Dame values, Allyson will undoubtedly be a strong leader and representative for Maine.
-Mariah Erikson, Aland Realty
In my role at the Maine Innkeepers Association, I have had the unique opportunity to work on legislative issues with Allyson. These have included local ordinances, Maine statute and Federal rules and laws. In all cases she has proved herself to be tenacious on achieving a positive outcome, which would serve her and her community well in the Maine State Legislature.
-Greg Dugal, Maine Innkeepers Association
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
I have known Allyson Cavaretta for over ten years and when I heard that she was considering a run for our State Legislature, I knew that she would use her training, her insight, her passion, her integrity and her creativity to make a difference for the people of the Great State of Maine. She is famous for doing her research before settling on a course of action. She is always there to take the call, have the conversation, ask the questions and then make the decisions. As a legislator she would make well thought out decisions that are in the best interest of those she represents.
-Karen Marie Arel, Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, past President