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Prominent Maine Commission for Community Service Board Members Retire

June 25th, 2010

STATEWIDE – At the June 2010 meeting of the Maine Commission for Community Service, two board members  were recognized for their leadership as they ended their service.  Newly elected Commission Chair Mary-Anne Beal of Waterville recognized retiring chair CarolAnne Dube of Bangor who is stepping down after two years at the helm and five years on the Commission.  During her service, CarolAnne held the positions of Chair Elect and Vice Chair in addition to representing northern New England on the national association of America’s Service Commissions (ASC).  CarolAnne is the Director of Development at St. Joseph Healthcare.

Also retiring, was Paula Gagnon of Kennebunk, after 9 years of service.  In her time with the Commission, Paula held the positions of Vice Chair, Chair Elect, and Chair of the Commission. Paula Gagnon is Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at York County Community College.

Both Commissioners made significant contributions during their tenure and will be greatly missed.  Their departure was celebrated with a look at past accomplishments.  CarolAnne and Paula were each presented with a copy of Maine artist John Holub’s print, “Winter Night on the Kennebec” which shows the back-lit dome of the Capitol from the vantage point of Hallowell smelt shacks on the Kennebec River.   Commissioners are a diverse, bipartisan group of citizens, actively engaged in community service, and represent every region of the state.  The mission of the Commission is to foster community service and volunteerism to meet human and environmental needs in the State of Maine.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing managers of volunteers, raising awareness of the scope and impact of the sector, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at