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Executive Committee

May 4, 2012


Maryanne LeMarre, Chair; Andrew (Drew) Matlins, Chair elect; Ronald Holmes, Vice Chair;  Joan McDonald; Andrew McLean

Telephonic meeting began at 8:33 a.m.

Maryanne informed us Maryalice Crofton, Executive Director of the MCCS, wouldn't be joining us due to moving the MCCS office from the State Planning Office Building to the Cross Office Building today.

1) Discussion of strategic plan review work session planned for May 18

Maryanne asked Drew to lead this item.  Drew recapped the discussion at the last MCCS commissioner meeting:

-          Maryalice had requested the commissioners select the top one or two items from the strategic plan that needed our attention

-          After some discussion Drew recommended instead that the May meeting be dedicated as a working session for the commissioners to review the strategic plan.
-          To help facilitate the discussion each task force chair was to review their parts of the plan and indicate what their status was for each task.  To help the commissioners have a quick reference guide to activity Drew offered to send out the Excellence & Expertise task force's spreadsheet of their parts of the plan.  They have implemented a simple color code system so anyone can tell each items status with a quick scan.

2) The next MCCS meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Maine Augusta.  The specific location will be provided.

3) Recruitment of new commissioners

            Drew discussed his activities:
-          Approached a city councilor in Rockland.  Maryalice has sent him an information packet
-          Emailed another potential member but hasn't received a reply yet
-          Hasn't contacted Steve Farnham yet

No other activity on this item

4)  Service learning

            Commissioner of Education Bowen has requested a meeting to discuss this topic.  Due to the transition of the office new date has been set yet

5) Recognition for the major supporters of the Governor's Service Awards

            Andrew McLean will coordinate this project with Maryalice.  They will email their plans to the Executive Committee.

Maryanne asked for any other comments.  Hearing nothing else, the meeting was adjourned at 8:54 a.m.

Submmitted by
Andrew E. Matlins
Chair Elect