Citizen input sought to name marine center
County developers are seeking the public’s help in selecting a name for the St. Marys marine center, a concept under development at the former site of the Gilman paper mill on the North River.
The Joint Development Authority has a purchase option on a 50-acre portion of the property and has begun promoting it to prospective tenants. The JDA envisions a full-service marine center for the site with on-site boat repair and maintenance, dry and wet boat storage, retail space and other amenities.
As part of its marketing efforts, the JDA wants to select a name for the marine center that embodies the character of the site.
“An important criteria for this will be that the name captures the sense of place of St. Marys, both figuratively and literally, since we need people to find us on a map,” said JDA director James Coughlin.
He added that the name should be no longer than two or three words.
Ideas for the name of the St. Marys marine center can be submitted using an online form found at http://www.camdenchamber.com/form/view/11312.
The online form went live this week and will be closing at midnight on Feb. 19. The authority will narrow down the list to five entries and then reopen the link shortly thereafter to allow the citizens to choose their favorite name.
The JDA plans to announce the final name selection on March 2, and possibly the name of the person who submitted the winning entry.
Teira Cole, JDA office manager, said citizens are encouraged to submit as many names as they want.