City of Lewiston Hires 8 New Employees
LEWISTON – The city has announced the hiring of another group of new employees, highlighting the many opportunities for municipal careers. Lewiston Public Works and the Lewiston Police Department have many new faces.
Faith Thomas was hired as a project engineer by the public works department. Thomas was born and raised in Penobscot County and attended the University of Maine at Orono where she earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2015. She previously worked for private engineering consulting firms in the South and Central Maine, is a licensed professional engineer in Maine, and lives in Lewiston.
William “Paul” Niehoff was hired as a project engineer by the Department of Public Works. His professional career began at a geotechnical engineering consulting firm, then moved into public service with the cities of Portland and Auburn, and most recently as a transportation planner for the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System.
Niehoff also spent a year as Maine’s Safe Routes to School coordinator. He is originally from Maine, grew up in Waterville and moved to South Portland. He is interested in transport safety and improving the transport system for all users, with an emphasis on the vulnerable user.
John Skelley was hired as assistant municipal engineer by the public works department. His professional career has taken him all over Maine, previously working as a civil engineer for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Emergency Management Agency, and private engineering consulting firms. He moved to Maine in 2007 to attend the University of Maine at Orono where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Skelley is a licensed professional engineer from Maine.
Ashley Gamache has been hired as a new Asset Management Technician by the Public Works Department. She is completing her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geospatial Technologies at Unity College. Originally from Connecticut, she moved to New York to attend Rochester Institute of Technology and moved to Maine in 2021. She keeps busy outside of the office to finish work for her degree, as a student ambassador for Unity College and as an account representative for Maintenance TLOA. After graduation, Gamache plans to continue her studies in geospatial technologies.
The Lewiston Police Department welcomes four new officers:
Isaiah Swan grew up in Farmingdale and graduated from Gardiner High in 2016. He was a student athlete in three sports: football, baseball and wrestling. He continued his education and sports career by attending Husson University and played for their football team. Isaiah received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at the end of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in December 2021. From an early age, a career in law enforcement has always been his goal. He says he is determined to pursue a long and successful career as a police officer in the service of his community.
Joseph Klemanski was born and raised in Lewiston and graduated from St. Dominic Regional High School in 2009 where he played hockey, soccer and tennis. After graduating from high school, he took classes at Central Maine Community College toward a degree in criminal justice. He also served four years in the United States Navy stationed on the USS Boxer in San Diego, California. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he moved to Denver, Colorado to continue his education at the University of Colorado Denver. Noting that a career in law enforcement has always been one of his goals, he said he is committed to serving and protecting the people of Lewiston.
Ahmed Kaviro was born in a refugee camp in Kenya and came to the United States in 2004 at the age of 11. He graduated from Lewiston High School and attended Central Maine Community College for Criminal Justice. He is fluent in two languages, English and Somali. He previously worked at the Androscoggin County Jail for nearly three years and chose law enforcement as a career because of the positive involvement he had with those in that field.
He said he chose the profession because he enjoys interacting with the community and providing a sense of security when needed. He also chose this career because it offers the opportunity to give back to the community. He hopes to participate in several community service opportunities, be a mentor for young people and get involved in schools to teach the importance of education and the dangers of drugs.
Dalton Wing was born and raised in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 2017. He played baseball and football in high school and college, graduating from Central Maine Community College with an associate degree in justice criminal. Dalton enjoys spending his free time with friends and family and watching sports.
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