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April 2019

The mission of the Maine Commission for Community Service is to foster and inspire community service and volunteerism to address critical needs in the State of Maine.

Notice of Regular Business Meeting

Friday, April 19, 2019  

Maine Govt East Campus, 19 Elkins Lane Rm 110, Augusta, ME 04333
All business meetings are open to the public. The parking lot faces the Eastside Wellness Center and Harlow Building. Use Arsenal Street to enter the campus.

This link shows the location of the building on the campus.

Map for Driving Directions


10:00 Public Comment Period Branham
10:15 Call to Order Branham
10:17 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions, Deletions, Changes to Agenda
5. Motion to approve the agenda
Consent Agenda
10:30 A. Minutes
Moved that the minutes of the Commission meeting on March 15, 2019 be approved.
B. Executive Committee
Moved that the report of the Executive Committee meeting on April 2, 2019 be accepted.
C. Financial Oversight
Moved that the report of the Financial Oversight Task Force meeting on March 21, 2019 be accepted.
D. Communications
Moved that the report of the Communications Task Force meeting on April 10, 2019 be accepted..
Focus on Mission Responsibilities
  A. No items this month. Branham
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:35 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Proposed revision to Maine Rural State AmeriCorps grant policy
2. Competitions underway and schedule for Continuations
3. Other
10:45 E. National Public Policy issues
1. States for Service
2. America's Service Commissions
10:55 J. Maine Service Fellows
1. Proposed method of defining rural and other eligibility criteria for host organizations
2.  Other
11:05 K. MCCS Staff
1. Meetings between National Service Programs and Senator King (April 17), Representative Golden (April 19)
2. Commissioner participation at regional National Service Conference and meetings with CNCS leadership 
3. Request in state budget for general funds
4. Maine Volunteer Foundation update
5. CNCS Transition Plan Update and implications for state commissions
6. Other
MCCS staff
11:20 L. CNCS Update Hite
Planning and Future Initiatives
11:25 A. Proposed change in Youth Service award program  Crofton
Business Wrap Up
11:30 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
B. Next meeting (May 17, 2019 -- Rm 110, MCCS Offices) 
C. Adjourn to National Service Program Staff luncheon and presentations
11:35 pm to 1:30 pm Working lunch: National Service Program staff meet with Commission members to provide overview of accomplishments, participant roles, communities served, and goals.