Charlie Newton awarded Star of Community Action

Charlie Newton was recently awarded the Star of Community Action for his four decades long work assisting in preventing, reducing or eliminating poverty.    Charlie has held various positions including Bus Driver, Head Start Teacher, Head Start Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and most recently as CEO of Penquis ( the community action agency based in Bangor) for the last 27 years.  Under his leadership, the agency grew into a dynamic organization with a staff of 325 serving 30,000 people annually.

Charlie Newton, Penquis CEO accepts the Star of Community Action Award from Mike Burke, MCAA Vice-President