June 2018


Friday, June 15, 2018 
Conference Room, Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Center, Univ. of Maine Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the lot in front of the Randall Student Center. This link goes to a map of the campus layout.

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10:00 Public Comment Period Portela
10:10 Call to Order Portela
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Planning and Future Initiatives
10:25 A. Final Action on new Strategic Plan and Identity Statement
1. Public comment received and recommendations (Wihry)
2. Present Identity Statement for adoption (Portela)
3. Present Strategic Plan for adoption (Rancourt)
Rancourt, Portela & Wihry
  B. Release of CNCS Transformation and Sustainability Plan
1. Implications for State Commissions and input session this summer
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:45 A. Minutes
1. March meeting
2. April meeting
10:50 B. Executive Committee
1. Respond to questions about May or June meeting notes  
2. Consideration of updated motion authorizing action by Executive Committee (tabled motion; updated wording in May Executive meeting notes)
3. Discussion of officer election process
4. Other
11:00 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Act on recommendations for awarding AmeriCorps Formula funds. Reports on all proposals are under "Reports" tab of HQ.
-- New Rural State
-- Continuation of AmeriCorps Standard grant
-- New AmeriCorps Standard proposals
11:20 D. Excellence and Expertise
1. Meeting notes posted.
11:25 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy
1. No report. 
11:30 I. CNCS Update Hite
11:40 J. MCCS Staff
1. Office events 
2. Report on June 4-7 state commission disaster service convening
3. Other
MCCS staff
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
11:50 A. Commission Retreat - Save the dates Portela
Business Wrap Up
12:00 pm A. Adjourn to task force meetings
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
2. Next meeting (September 20-21) at Klahr Center, University of Maine Augusta
Reports and Drafts

Meeting Schedules

View Calendar Notices Here

To facilitate board communication and assure compliance with the requirements for public notice, all MCCS meetings and work sessions will be posted on this site's Calendar as well as the State of Maine Legislative Calendar.

Task Force chairs are asked to check the dates/times/locations for their groups and notify staff of any changes.

As MCCS adds new staff and commissioners, we hope this central posting will help us all avoid "double booking" and, at the same time, make communication with partners smoother.


1. Business meeting minutes: April  2018

2. Executive Committee meetings: May 2018,  June 2018

3. Grant Selection and Performance: May 2018  +  June 2018 
     Reports and funding recommendations 
     Continuation -- Eastern Maine Development Corp
     New applicants for 3 year grants -- Brunswick School DepartmentMidcoast ConservancyTrekkersColby CollegeAxiom Education and Training
     Recompete applicant for 3 year grant -- RSU 14 Windham Raymond Schools     

4. Excellence and Expertise: June 2018
    Items referenced in task force notes:
     -- Commission template for Memorandum of Understanding with Service Enterprise Trainers not attached to affiliate hubs.
     -- Commission template for Service Enterprise Trainer role description to be used with new trainers who are not attached to hubs.

5.  Public Information and Education: No meeting


MCCS Team Report:

Grant Programs Officer: Current

Program Development and Training Officer: Current


For adoption at Commission meeting:

Maine Commission for Community Service Identity Statement

Maine Commission for Community Service 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Commish's Quiz

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, June 14, 2018!

Send your answers to Service.Commission@maine.gov. All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.

This Month's Challenge 

The CNCS Transformation and Sustainability Plan published June 5 is one of the many government agency reform plans emerging. OMB directed each agency to develop one in 2017.

When you scroll past the introductory messsage (LINK TO PAGE) there are 6 goals listed. Which do you think has the potential to impact state service commissions the most and why?

The Commission has an opportunity to comment at a public session in Boston on August 2. Your thoughts are important since there will not be a July meeting to discuss this.