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The Greater Franklin Development Council Staff

The talented and experienced staff of Greater Franklin Development Council works diligently to create and retain quality employment opportunities in Franklin County by striving to attract new businesses, assisting local employers, and encouraging entrepreneurship.

Charlie Woodworth

Charlie Woodworth

Executive Director
Charlie Woodworth

Charlie Woodworth joined Greater Franklin Development Council as the Executive Director in September of 2017.  

Charlie brings a wealth of practical experiences with him to lead the economic development efforts for Franklin County.

Most recently Woodworth has been leading the Franklin County Broadband Initiative which aims to create access to reliable high-speed internet throughout Franklin County.  This has required broad outreach to, and buy-in from, towns, businesses, and citizens.  Woodworth formerly served as the Executive Director of Maine Huts & Trails where he successfully led that organization through a four-year period of significant growth.  As an entrepreneur, Woodworth has an appreciation for the challenges facing business owners.  As an outdoor enthusiast, he also recognizes the tremendous natural assets that Franklin County offers and the potential for a growing tourism economy.  Woodworth stated, “This is a pivotal time for GFDC.  I am excited by the challenges and by the opportunities for the communities of Franklin County.”  Charlie and his wife Merrie reside in Freeman Township.

Morgan Spencer

Special Projects and Program Coordinator

Morgan joined Greater Franklin Development in 2016 and resides in downtown Farmington. Morgan is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a BA in Business Economics.

Morgan grew up in Wilton and knows the Greater Franklin County area well. Soon after beginning her degree at UMF, she realized that the economic wellbeing of the area and other rural Maine communities were very important to her. She is passionate about our region, the state of Maine, and the ever-changing potential it holds.