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MCCS Welcomes Deborah Johnson to the Board

May 31st, 2018

Augusta, ME -- The Maine Commission for Community Service is excited to announce that Governor Paul LePage recently appointed Deborah Johnson to the Maine Commission of Community Service's Board of Commissioners. She is filling Seat 11 representing the State's volunteer community and serving on the Grants Task Force.


 Deborah has been with the Department of Economic Development, Office of Community Development since 1997. She started as a Development Program Manager at OCD managing a portfolio of Community Development Block Grant recipients and has been the Director of the Office for the last 6 years.



In October 1994, twenty-five citizens were appointed by Governor McKernan to serve as the inaugural Commission members. Since then, each Governor has appointed an average of nine people each year to fill naturally occurring vacancies on the board.

Commissioner terms of service are three years with an option for re-appointment. The Commissioners are a diverse, bipartisan group of citizens, actively engaged in community service, and represent every region of the state. They elect officers from their membership and the officers serve two-year terms.

The seats on the board are designated in statute such that each person represents at least one facet of the community volunteer service sector.