Meet Bret

City Hall in Dover, New Hampshire.

About Bret

Bret Carmichael is running to represent Dover residents as City Councilor At-Large. As a longtime resident of Dover, he has a history of civic service and volunteerism.

Bret is Chairperson of the Dover Utilities Commission, and he a member of the Dover Energy Commission. He is a Board Member and volunteers with Vouchers for Veterans, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that benefits veterans though food vouchers that they spend at local farmers markets.

Bret is a local business owner. He is an active Ambassador with the Dover Chamber of Commerce.

Bret Carmichael with family and friends at Lickee's & Chewy's in Dover, New Hampshire.


Bret Carmichael has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colby-Sawyer College. After earning his degree, he worked as a Telecom Analyst for Cabletron Systems where he reduced telecommunications spend by more than $4 million a year. He spent a brief time at a technology startup and real estate law firm, before accepting a position at Liberty Mutual.

Bret worked for Liberty Mutual for 14 years, starting as an analyst. He transitioned to information technology, where he managed incident, problem, and change activity for a technology organization. He then facilitated organizational transformations, building capabilities across multiple teams, including; lean management, agile software development (scrum), DevOps, and Design Thinking.

Bret owns a Dover business, LEAP WORKS, where he helps businesses attract new customers though branding and design services, websites, and digital marketing.

Aerial view of the City of Dover, New Hampshire, from the top of the Garrison Hill tower.


Bret is a Ward 4 resident. He lives in southern Dover with his wife, Jill. Their 13 year old daughter, Amelia, is a student at Dover Middle School.

Bret Carmichael and his daughter, Amelia, at the shore of the Bellamy River in Dover, New Hampshire.

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