Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry
Sheriff Merry has been very involved in wide range of community coalitions and initiatives, involving both youth and elderly. He has served on the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Task Force and the Restorative Justice Project in Midcoast Communities. He was appointed by Governor Mills to serve on the Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership and is a member of the Maine Council on Aging.
Has held leadership positions with Healthy Maine Partnership ACCESS Health Steering Committee, and Pioneering Healthier Communities. A past Board Chair of the United Way of Mid Coast Maine. He is a former Board Chair of Tedford Housing.
Has a B.S in Business Studies and Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Has an A.S. in Law Enforcement Technology. Graduated from the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management in 2000 and the National Sheriff’s Institute in 2012.
Recipient of the 2017 Ed Googins Award for leadership in gun safety. Recipient of the 2015 NAMI-Maine CIT Lifetime Achievement Award.