Genevieve McDonald is a former member of the Maine House of Representatives, where she served two terms on the Joint Standing Committees on Marine Resources. Prior to and during her time as an elected official, Genevieve was captain of a commercial fishing boat in Stonington, Maine. She was the first woman appointed to the Maine Department of Marine Resources Lobster Advisory Council and served eight years as the Downeast Region Representative.

Genevieve is a long-time advocate for sustainable marine fisheries management, climate change resiliency strategies, and environmental policy. She has served on multiple working groups of the Maine Climate Council and currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, and a current student at the University of Maine School of Law. Genevieve lives on Deer Isle with her husband and their two daughters.

In 2013, Genevieve became a global advocate for women in the commercial fishing industry. She is credited with inspiring one of the world’s largest commercial fishing safety gear manufacturers to create a women’s line for the first time in its 100-year history.

Session date and time

07/26/2022 5:00pm