D’arcy Main-Boyington joined the City of Brewer in 2004 as Deputy Director of Economic Development. She was promoted to Economic Development Director in 2006, and leads the City’s efforts to attract, retain, and grow its business base. Prior to joining the City staff, D’arcy was a Business Development Specialist for the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, responsible for covering six counties in Eastern Maine.
Her recent career highlights include a 2009 award, in which D’arcy led the team that won the Environmental Protection Agency’s acclaimed Phoenix Award for the Brewer’s Eastern Fine Paper/Cianbro redevelopment project. In 2006, she was chosen as one of the “Ten People Shaping the Future of Maine’s Economy,” on MaineBiz magazine’s NEXT list.
She is a member of several key professional organizations, including Economic Development Council of Maine, Business Retention and Expansion International, Bangor Regional Development Alliance, and Northeast Developers Association. She also serves on numerous boards and committees.
A Maine native, D’arcy graduated from the University of Maine with highest distinction in her field of International Affairs, and spent a year abroad in Montreal at McGill University. She completed a Master’s degree in International Political and Economic Development at Fordham University in New York City, where she was awarded the Matteo Ricci Award for academic excellence. She currently resides in Hampden with her husband Daryl and their son, Jed, along with the family dogs and horses.
After graduating from Springfield College in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training, Nicole worked as a certified athletic trainer at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine. She was employed in the high school sector for two years before making her transition to the banking industry. She worked in progressively responsible positions, finishing at the branch management level.
Nicole left retail banking to pursue an MBA, with a management concentration, at the University of Maine in Orono. While at UMaine, she was the President of the Graduate Business Association, and active in the MBS Corps, the community service arm of the Maine Business School. During the course of her graduate studies, Nicole also worked as a graduate research assistant with the Knowledge Transfer Alliance, a non-profit organization that provides free business assistance to companies in need.
Her graduate study focused on all aspects of small business development and the critical impacts of small business in the state of Maine and beyond. Nicole has been with the City of Brewer Economic Development office since May 2011, and enjoys working with current (and future!) business owners in Brewer in all aspects of their business.