LEWISTON — Lewiston Deputy City Manager Phil Nadeau will receive this year’s Lewiston-Auburn Citizen Award from the Abnaki District Boy Scouts for his many years of service to the local area.

The award will be presented on Thursday, June 22, at the Boy Scouts’ annual fundraising luncheon at the Ramada Inn.

Nadeau had several careers with the military, several family catering/deli/restaurant businesses, and the wholesale wine and beer business before settling into the public administration profession as Richmond town manager in 1994.

After five years in Richmond, Nadeau was selected as Lewiston’s deputy city administrator in 1999. During the past 16 years, Nadeau has served on many professional and civic boards, including the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, the Maine Service Center Coalition, Healthy Androscoggin, the L-A Public Health Committee, the University of Maine Augusta Public Administration Advisory Board, and Central Maine Medical Center board of trustees.

Nadeau has served as the city’s primary contact for immigrant and refugee policy, programming and services. His research has been cited in several academic papers and he has spoken regionally and nationally on refugee resettlement.

When not working in his full-time profession, he served as a certified volleyball official, beginning in 1990, with USA Volleyball and the NCAA (and later high school volleyball), achieving the level of national official for USA Volleyball and for NCAA Division 1 women’s volleyball before retiring in 2008.

Nadeau and his wife, Marcia, are veterans and served their tours of duty at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., where they met in 1974. They have been married for 39 years and have a son, Anthony, who is living and working in the area.

The Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to provide opportunities to encourage young people to build character, train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness. The Abnaki District of the Pine Tree Council delivers the Scouting program in Androscoggin, Oxford and Sagadahoc counties.

FMI: 207-797-5252, ext. 33; jack.waitejr@scouting.org.

Phil Nadeau talks about his 18 years as Deputy City Administrator at City Hall in Lewiston. 

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