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October 2018


Friday, October 19, 2018 
Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Room 339 Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall St, Augusta, ME 04333

All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the State Parking Garage on the corner of Sewall and Capitol streets. Enter the Cross Office Building from the Capitol Street side and walk to the middle of the building where elevators can take visitors to third floor.

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10:00 Pre-meeting events  
  Swearing in new Commissioner Portela
  Public Comment Period   
10:15 Call to Order Branham
10:17 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Focus on Mission Responsibilities
10:25 A. Briefing on Grant Selection Process and Subsequent Monitoring
1. Selection process with emphasis on tech review tasks of Commissioners
2. Monitoring of grantees - two forms of monitoring, what is reviewed, timing, how is it submitted, what is done with the results
M Ashmore
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:45 A. Minutes
1. September meeting. Minutes posted for review.
10:50 B. Executive Committee
1. Review of appointments and task force/ad hoc chairs
2. Respond to questions about September meeting notes  
3. Other
10:55 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Meeting notes are posted. Action on 2 recommendations from notes.
2. Other
11:10 D. Excellence and Expertise
1. No report.
11:12 E. America's Service Commissions (ASC) Public Policy Committee update Crofton
11:17 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy
1. No report. 
11:19 I. CNCS Update Hite
11:24 J. MCCS Staff
1. External Peer Reviewer Recruitment
2. Staff changes and interim assignments  
3. Conference rebranding 
4. Other
MCCS staff
 Planning and Future Initiatives
 11:35 A. Informational items from retreat 
1. CNCS organizational chart (L Hite)
2. Electronic attendance at meetings (C Branham)
3. What is (C Branham)
B. MCCS Budget and Funding (Crofton)
1. Briefing on funding sources, restrictions, uses
2. Action on budget for Jan-Dec 2019 for Commission operation. 

Various people

Business Wrap Up
12:00 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
B. Next meeting (November 9) 
C. Adjourn