2018-01-18 / News

Courier 2017 Great Person Award profile on hold for now

Readers voted Jim Godbout, owner and operator of Jim Godbout Plumbing & Heating, the Courier’s Great Person of the Year for 2017. However, he has been unable to meet for an interview because of work during a time when weather has affected many of his customers. Biddeford resident and former city councilor Bob Mills and Biddeford High School Principal Jeremie Sirois nominated Godbout for his ongoing work to keep Waterhouse Field open and available to the community.

“Jim is one of the most selfless people I have ever met,” Sirois wrote. “His kids are grown and he still finds time to donate his time and resources to the students of Biddeford. He has spearheaded the Waterhouse Field Renovation. Without Jim Godbout the students of my high school may have been playing away games rather than continuing to play at historic Waterhouse Field. He has given countless hours to see to it that Waterhouse Field will be there for many years to come. He has also been a huge contributor to the Red Ribbon Committee. Over the course of the last couple of years Jim’s passion to end substance use and abuse has been at the forefront of his Rotary work.”

Godbout will be interviewed for a story if and when he is available. – Compiled by Staff Writer Grant McPherson.

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