RCAP Solutions Opens Portland, Maine Office

Maine LogoNew office kicks off an overall branding campaign to promote regional offices and capabilities

RCAP Solutions recently hosted a grand opening to celebrate the newest field office for the Community Resources Division, which promotes public, environmental and economic health by providing consulting, planning, financing, regulatory and compliance oversight, management and operational support for a wide range of community development and infrastructure projects.

RCAP Solutions is the Northeast affiliate of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) national network of nonprofit organizations working to ensure that rural and small communities through the United States have access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater and solid waste disposal.

RCAP Solutions provides services in all six New England states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Historically, we have always had field staff members located in all of the states we represent,” stated Karen A. Koller, President & CEO for RCAP Solutions. “The nature of our work requires our Community Development Specialists to travel to the communities they serve and as a result, the majority of our field staff has worked out of home offices. Our regional expansion plan focuses on branding each of our states to promote our services. Our goal is to bring recognition and visibility to the organization, allowing our staff to deliver new and expanded programs throughout the states and in the communities we serve.”

RCAP Solutions has two staff members located in Maine, Arthur Astarita, Lead Water Resources Specialist for Maine, and Rebecca Reynolds, Community Development Specialist.

“We are thrilled to have an office in downtown Portland,” stated Arthur Astarita. “Our new location will provide visibility for the organization and an opportunity to create awareness of our programs. It’s a city with a rich history and diverse commerce, and its proximity to Augusta and major highways makes it the ideal location for our Maine office.”

Mr. Astarita’s office was formerly a home office located in Peak’s Island, Maine.

Maine Communities1Since 2006, RCAP Solutions has provided training for over 45 communities and water districts across the state of Maine. Currently, RCAP Solutions has 34 active projects in each county within the State of Maine. (Click map for locations.)

Services provided by the RCAP Solutions Maine Office include digital mapping, asset management, user rate analysis, income and community surveys, assistance in hiring an engineering firm, funding applications and consulting.

For more information about our Maine Office and the services provided, please contact Arthur Astarita, State Lead for Maine at 207- 766-3065, email: aastarita@rcapsolutions.org, or visit www.rcapsolutions.org/maine.