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Commissioner Beal Invited to White House

August 28th, 2008

Mary-Anne Beal, Vice Chair of the Maine Commission for Community Service, will represent the Commission at a White House event with the President on September 8, 2008. This event will highlight the President’s Call to Service over the last seven years. Invitations were extended only to state service commissions, valued partners, and volunteers. The event will be held on the South Lawn at noon.

The Maine Commission for Community Service is honored that Ms. Beal was selected to represent Maine at The White House event. The Maine Commission for Community Service works to build capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service.

Ms. Beal, a resident of Waterville, was appointed to the Commission in 2007 by Governor John Baldacci. She serves as vice-chair of the board and is a member of the Public Information and Education Task Force. Beal recently co-chaired the Governor’s Service Awards and is co-chair of the upcoming Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism. In June, Ms. Beal traveled to Atlanta to participate in the National Conference on Volunteering and Service and represent the Maine Commission at the annual meeting of State Service Commissions.

In addition to serving as a Commissioner, Ms. Beal is employed by MSB Services of Somersworth, NH, as a Program Specialist. Her background in community service includes serving on the Maine Youth Leadership Board of directors, serving as the Executive Director for The Giving Tree in Waterville, and as a Trustee for the Waterville Public Library.

Ms. Beal has been actively involved in community service in Maine for over twenty years and was selected as Waterville’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ in 1990. Mary-Anne Beal has truly heard the President’s Call to Service and is a superb choice to represent Maine and the Commission at the President’s ‘Remarks on Volunteering’ in Washington.