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.
10:00 Public Comment Period Portela 10:10 Call to Order Portela 10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Portela 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
Crofton Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:45 A. Minutes
1. March meeting
2. April meeting
Portela 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
Portela 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
Wihry 11:20 D. Excellence and Expertise
1. Meeting notes posted.
Hite 11:25 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy
1. No report.
Rancourt 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
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
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
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 Department, Midcoast Conservancy, Trekkers, Colby College, Axiom 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:
- Commish's 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.