Center Advisory Council Member James Dill Receives Public Engagement Award
Dill named Presidential Award recipient by University of Maine, where he is faculty
The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center extends our congratulations to James Dill, one of the recipients of this year’s University of Maine (UMaine) Presidential Awards.
The award names a winner in each of three subcategories, including the Presidential Public Engagement Award, which Dill received. It “recognizes outstanding achievement in impactful community engagement affecting Mainers of all ages and sectors from agriculture to schools.” (Read more at umaine.edu/news/blog/2021/05/19/umaine-names-presidential-award-recipients/.)
Dill, an entomologist by training, has led a distinguished career in extension and public service. He has been the UMaine Extension pest management specialist since 1981, serves as an extension professor with several coordinating roles, and became Maine’s first state IPM coordinator, a position he holds to this day. He has also served on the Maine state legislature since 2012 and has been a liaison to other governmental offices and agencies.
Using his extensive expertise on pest management and stakeholder needs, Dill helps shape the mission and priorities of the Northeastern IPM Center by serving not only on our advisory council (AC), but also on our steering committee, a subset of the AC with an even more central oversight role.
Please join us in congratulating Dill for this well-earned recognition.