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February 2016


Notice

Friday, February 19, 2016 
Conference Room, Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Univ. of Maine Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the lot in front of the Randall Student Center. This link goes to a map of the campus layout.

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Agenda

Time

Topic Leader
10:00 Public Comment Period  Portela
10:10 Call to Order Portela
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions 
2. Announcements
3. Quiz Answer 
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Portela
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
 10:20 A. Briefing by Grant Selection and Performance Task Force
1. Task force charge 
2. Ongoing activities/responsibilities (maintenance of effort) 
3. Strategic Plan – strategies assigned for 2014 – 2017; completed work in 2015; focus for 2016.
 Wihry
10:35 B. Annual Review of AmeriCorps Program
1. Bangor AmeriCorps Opportunity Collaborative
J Aylmer
Planning and Future Initiatives
10:45 A. Report on December CNCS Evaluation Summit
(David Wihry represented the Commission at this national meeting.)
1. Key points, items to track, impact on MCCS and other state commissions
Wihry
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
 10:55  A. Minutes 
1. January meeting
Portela
11:00 B. Executive Committee
1. Meeting notes posted. Action on policy for liaison to the Maine Volunteer Foundation that is outlined in notes.
Portela
11:10 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Confidentiality policy
2. Other
Wihry
11:20 D. Board Development
1. Any updates
Branham
11:25 E. Excellence and Expertise 
1. Meeting notes are posted. Review minor changes in Professional Development Fund Policy. Respond to clarifications requested.
Liu
11:35 F. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy 
1. Meeting updates from Feb 16.
Portela
 11:40 G. CNCS Regional Office update Hite
11:45 I. MCCS Staff 
1. Volunteers assisting with office projects. Positions filled; openings remaining.
2. Changes in VolunteerMaine.org 
3. Program Development funding; Recruitment for Program Development/Training Officer
4. Other
Crofton/Ashmore
Business Wrap Up
11:55 A. Adjourn to Task Force Work Sessions
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms 
2. Next business meeting is April 15, 2016- Conference Room 110, 19 Union Street, Augusta
Portela