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January 2019

Commissioner Quiz

More than a contest, this is part of the "in-service education" for Commission board members.

Commission Members should: email their response before 5 pm Thursday, November 8, 2018!

Send your answers to All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.

This Month's Challenge

You can pick from 2 challenges or do both. The November quiz re-appears since that meeting was cancelled. Plus, there is a new challenge question for January 2019.


Question: President George HW Bush established a federal government entity to implement the 1990 National and Community Service Trust Act. Shirley Sagawa, now leader of Service Year, was vice chair of the entity's board from 1991-1993. What was the entity's name?

Hint: There is a one word difference between its name and the federal agency that now oversees national service programs.


The States for Service Coalition is the organization that is the advocacy arm of America's Service Commissions. It is membership based but speaks on behalf of all state service commissions. 

Q: What groups and individuals does the States for Service Coalition focus on when representing the interests of state service commissions?

Reference hint: The answer is part way down the home page of the coalition website,