AUBURN — The Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine recently honored Jim Murphy, owner of Riverside Millwork Center in Auburn, as the 2017 Lumber Person of the Year.

The award recognizes an individual for significant contributions to the lumber and building materials industry as well as to his local community.

An active member of RLDAM, Murphy’s involvement with the lumber and building materials industry runs deep. He has served on the board of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, as well as serving as vice president and president of RLDAM. Additionally, he chaired several committees and served as treasurer of the organization’s political action committee and on the legislative committee.

Murphy was selectman and board chairman for the town of Bowdoin, where he lives, and has served on the town’s Board of Appeals since 2005. He is also involved with the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and sat on the board of Maine School Administrative District 75 in the 1980s.

Murphy is married with four children and five grandchildren.

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