The Maine Music Society has announced that Sheryl Whitmore has joined its board of directors. Although retired, Whitmore brings a multitude of diverse experiences to help the board meet its goals.
Whitmore earned her history degree from the University of Maine and interned with Ed Muskie in the Lewiston office. She has served on the Lisbon Redevelopment Board and as total quality management representative to the Lewiston city government.
Continuing her education in library information and computers, she received her state librarian in charge certificate and served as the library director for Lisbon for seven years and as reference librarian for the Lewiston Public Library for 12 years. She has also worked as a substitute teacher, a manufacturing assistant at Thos. Moser and is a former organist/choir director for the Minot Methodist Church.
Whitmore has volunteered extensively in the past, including serving as chairwoman of the Maine Library Association membership committee, as a member of the Poland Spring Preservation Society and in choirs and various positions as a lay person for the Unitarian Universalist, Methodist and St. Michael’s churches.
Currently she is an active MMS chorale member, an Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice volunteer visitor and hospice choir member and belongs to the Women Giving Back organization. Her hobbies include singing, creating art quilts, kayaking, hiking, biking and reading.
Now residing in Auburn, Whitmore was born in Blue Hill and has been a Mainer all her life. She and her husband of 51 years, Jonathan, have two sons and five grandchildren.
The Maine Music Society is a nonprofit music-performing organization that strives to serve the communities of Central Maine through public performances and educational activities for youth.