Patricia A. Jennings

Hatch & Jennings, Inc.

Belfast, Maine 04915


ADR, Climate Change, Collaborative Divorce, Co-Parenting, Disability, Disability Insurance, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Employment, Energy, Environmental, Family, Government Contracts, Land Use, Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Public Policy, Rail Transportation

State of Maine Judicial Branch                                                                                                                                             1993 - 2013

1st Director Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service: drafted 1st Operating Rules.

Mediator: Mediate Domestic Relations; Land Use/Environmental, Small Claims, General Civil in Maine Courts.

United States Postal Service                                                                                                                                                     2002-2004

EEO ADR Mediator: leader of mediator team using transformative mediation to resolve employee disputes.

INDEPENDENT LAND USE CONSULTANT and MEDIATOR                                                                                       2000 - 2004

Town of Thomaston Comprehensive Plan Consultant

Community Mediation Service (CMS)

Project Coordinator - 1st hired staff in Maine for community-based non-profit mediation centers.                 1996 - 1998

Maine Forest Biodiversity Project -                                                                                                                                      1994 - 1997

Group Facilitator: Facilitated collaborative effort to establish best practices for biodiversity with wide range of stakeholders including paper companies, State agencies, woodlot owners, and environmental activists.


MID-COAST REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION Rockland, Maine - Executive Director                        1986 - 1995

Promoted after providing regional planning services to the coastal towns, increased quality and level of services,

built organization from staff of two with operating deficit to staff of seven with balanced budget.



EASTERN MAINE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Bangor, Maine - Community Planner                        1985 to 1986

Planning services for 6 county district including shore land zoning ordinances, growth management strategies, comprehensive plan drafting and review, and Community Development Block Grant applications.


HANCOCK COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Ellsworth, Maine - Community Planner     1974 to 1975

Professional planning services to municipalities, local officials, and community organizations in Hancock County.


STATE OF MAINE:  LAND USE REGULATION COMMISSION - Land Use Planning Contracts                 1979 & 1983

Implemented LURC policies, reviewed petitions, made recommendations, conducted field investigations.


TOWN OF BRUNSWICK, Brunswick Maine

Environmental Planner                                                                                                                                                               1979 to 1980

Evaluate potential aquaculture sites, plan 15 mile River Trail and fish way observation room at CMP dam.

Natural Resources Planner                                                                                                                                                                       1978

Planning services, coordinate work of 90 volunteers on Comprehensive Plan.



For Service as a CADRES mediator 1994-2013

State of Maine Judicial Branch



Maine Supreme Judicial Court  - Office of Court ADR recognition

 for “the founding and success of mediation in the Maine Courts”

1996 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD State of Maine Judicial Branch “… outstanding leadership as Interim Director of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service”


Distinguished Service Court mediation Service 1994


Program On Negotiation Inter-University Consortium of Harvard University, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and  Diplomacy and MIT: Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Cambridge, MA                                                            1991 to 1994

CDR, Boulder, CO, Certificates in Environmental & Public Policy Mediation and Facilitation                                     1992 to 1993

University of Maine at Augusta, Courses in Grant writing and Soil Science                                                                                1979

Boston University, B.A. Major in Geography: cartography, environmental studies, education certif.                                      1977

Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, study whale migration aboard R.V. Westward                                               1974

Habitat Inc., Belmont, MA, Environmental Studies                                                                                                                             1973

DYNAMY, Worcester, MA, Internships with IF & W, town manager, architect, elementary school teacher                            1972

College of the Atlantic, Graduate of their 1st class of 13 recruited students, Bar Harbor, Maine

248 Lower Round Pond Road
Bristol, ME 04539

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