Waterville, Maine — Waterville Creates!, one of Maine’s leading arts and cultural organizations and a key driver in making the city a vibrant destination in central Maine, has named Buffy Higgins, director of patient access at the MaineGeneral Medical Center, to the Waterville Creates! board of directors as of June 26. As a valued member of the board, Buffy will help guide and coordinate the efforts of Waterville Creates! as it works to build a strong future for the arts in greater Waterville through the expansion of arts programming and marketing and the creation of the Downtown Arts Center.

Prior to joining MaineGeneral Medical Center, Buffy worked at Colby College for twelve years before becoming a part of the campaign leadership for MaineGeneral’s new hospital. Assisting with the transformation of Thayer from inpatient to outpatient center, Buffy’s current role helps MaineGeneral ensure a great patient experience. Growing up in Fairfield and Waterville, Buffy graduated from Waterville Senior High School, continuing her education at Clark University in Worcester, Mass, where she attained a degree in Biology. Buffy currently lives in Fairfield with her family and in her free time volunteers her coaching and fundraising abilities to the Police Athletic League (PAL).

“Giving back to the community that has given so much to me is very important,” shares Higgins. “As a past board member for Waterville Main Street, I am excited for the future of Waterville and how I can help be a part of the growing revitalization by leveraging my fundraising background and campaign experience on behalf of Waterville Creates!”

“Buffy has a passion for our community that comes deep from her roots and experience in fundraising that will be very valuable to us as we continue to build our community capital campaign,” says Shannon Haines, president and CEO of Waterville Creates! “Her strong connections to organizations supporting the arts will be instrumental as we continue our work to cultivate a thriving arts scene in greater Waterville.”

About Waterville Creates!
Waterville Creates! is a non-profit on a mission to promote, support, and grow greater Waterville’s arts and cultural scene. Collaborating with regional arts and culture institutions and their supporters, together we are strengthening our community as a vibrant creative center, increasing access to creative opportunities. Learn more at https://www.watervillecreates.org and learn more about our ongoing community capital campaign for the Downtown Arts Center at http://www.downtownartscenter.org.