The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 Imagine Portland annual award winners Monday, with honors going to Avesta Housing President and CEO Dana Totman, [email protected] President Paula Mahony, Portland Adult Education, and outgoing MaineHealth executives William Caron Jr. and Richard Petersen.

An additional award for nonprofit of the year, with a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Wex Inc., will be announced at the chamber’s Imagine Portland annual event and community celebration at Brick South at Thompson’s Point in Portland from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29.

“These visionary leaders have significantly contributed to the future of Greater Portland through leadership that embraced growth and cultivated community connections,” Chamber CEO Quincy Hentzel said in a news release. “We look forward to celebrating them, and another year of vibrant regional growth and prosperity at our re-imagined Imagine Portland in January.”

Totman won the Catalyst Award in honor of his advocacy for sustainable and affordable housing; Mahony won the Visionary Volunteer Award for her tireless volunteer work with the chamber; Portland Adult Education won the Collaborator Award for building alliances to address economic challenges; and Caron and Petersen won the Champion Award for strengthening the foundation of the Portland area as advocates for high-quality, accessible health care.

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