Downtown Arts Center
Dec 10, 2018
Shannon Haines
Downtown Arts Center

Shannon Haines was hired as the president and CEO of Waterville Creates! in October of 2016. From 2012 to 2016, Shannon served as the executive director of the Maine Film Center and as the director of the Maine International Film Festival from 2002 to 2017. Shannon was the executive director of Waterville Main Street from March of 2003 through October of 2012, during which time she oversaw $1 million in downtown revitalization grant programs, the creation of Common Street Arts and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market, and numerous community events such as Kringleville and Harvest Fest. Shannon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Japanese from Middlebury College. In 2008, she was named in Maine Biz’s “Next List” of top 10 individuals shaping the Maine economy and was presented with the Ken Curtis Leadership Award from the Maine Development Foundation. She was presented with the Downtown Visionary award by the Maine Downtown Center in 2012.