The Midcoast Code Enforcement Officers Association recently named Stan Waltz, of Nobleboro, Code Enforcement Officer of the Year in recognition of his commitment and professionalism.
Waltz holds the position of code enforcement officer in Bremen, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Nobleboro, South Bristol, Waldoboro, and Wiscasset.
Waltz said he did not expect to receive the award, but appreciates the recognition from his colleagues.
“It certainly was a surprise. I told them I very much appreciate it. It’s something I didn’t expect and there are a lot of other people who deserve it,” Waltz said.
Waltz has worked as a code enforcement officer for around 13 years. He first took on the role in the town where he lives, Nobleboro.
Waltz said he enjoys the opportunities the job affords to work with residents, meet new people, and travel throughout Lincoln County.
“It’s something different every day. You get to meet different people. I enjoy working out of the office and get to go around and see a lot of different places you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to see,” Waltz said.
The code enforcement officer said he also enjoys working with homeowners who are in the process of buying their first house and being a go-to person for local businesses.
Waldoboro Town Manager Julie Keizer said she met Waltz in 2011, when she was in the process of buying a home in Damariscotta.
In an email, Keizer said Waltz, who started as Waldoboro’s code enforcement officer in 2009, was the first public official she met in Maine and described him as everything a public servant should strive to be.
“He took the time to explain all that we could do with our property and walked us through the ordinances and zoning … I appreciate how he tries his best to resolve neighbor-to-neighbor issues, and the time he takes to walk residents through zoning and building issues. He is a dedicated public servant, who truly has the good of Waldoboro in his heart,” Keizer said.