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May 2020

The mission of Volunteer Maine, the state service commission, is to foster and inspire community service and volunteerism to address critical needs in the State of Maine.

NOTICE: Regular Business Meeting

Friday, May 15, 2020
As authorized under Sec. G-1. 1 MRSA §403-A, the Commission will convene using technology. Commission meetings are open to the public. Members of the public can access the meeting use this phone number and code:  (877) 455-0244, code: 4206574773# . A request to make a public comments may be submitted by email to Service.Commission [at] any time before 8:30 am on May 15.   


10:00 Public Comment Period Branham
10:10 Call to Order Branham
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
a. Commission retreat, save the dates
b. Other
4. Additions, Deletions, Changes to Agenda
5. Motion to approve the agenda
Consent Agenda (reports/minutes listed here can be found on the "Reports & Drafts" tab above.
10:30 A. Minutes
Moved that the minutes of the Commission meeting on April 24, 2020 be approved.
B. Executive Committee
Moved that the report of the Executive Committee meetings for May 5, 2020 be accepted.
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:30 A. Grant Selection and Performance
1. Recommendations and final actions on AmeriCorps Formula Continuations
2. Recommendation and final action on new AmeriCorps Formula application
3. Commissioner roles in planning grant selection
4. Recognition of Formula Peer Reviewers
5. Other
11:00 B. Communications Task Force
1. Review Marketing and Communications plan
2. Other
11:20 D. Preparation for June 2020 election of Commission officers
1. Draft slate of officers
11:30 E. National Public Policy issues
1. Report from ASC committee 
2. Status of legislation related to Commissions
3. Other
Portela and
11:45 F. Volunteer Maine Staff
1. Intern projects this summer; presentations to Commission to be done in June and September 
2. Update on Commission role in emergency response
3. Final disposition of Commission sponsored events
4. Update on OIG actions in Maine
6. Other

12:00 G. CNCS Update
1. VISTA placements in Maine
2. CNCS rebranding/branding project -- status update
3. Other
Focus on Mission Responsibilities   
 12:15 A. Volunteer Generation Fund renewal proposal
B. Other

Planning and Future Initiatives
12:30 A. Discussion of Commission needs and expectations or requests of Maine Volunteer Foundation.   Branham
Business Wrap Up
1:00 pm A. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms (link is in email sent after meeting)
B. Next meeting (June ??, 2020 -- Rm 110, MCCS Offices) 
C. Adjourn