November 2015


Friday, November 20, 2015
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 Holmes
10:10 Call to Order Holmes
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions
2. Quiz Answer
3. Announcements and Appreciations
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
10:20 A. Minutes
1. October meeting
10:25 B. Board Development
1. Plans for new commissioner orientation
2. Candidates needed for final 4 seats
3. Status of candidates submitted for consideration
4. Other
10:35 D. Excellence and Expertise
1. Consideration of Maine Service Enterprise proposed responsibilities/relationships
10:45 H. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy
1. Meeting notes are posted. Clarifications as requested.


I. MCCS Staff
1. Status of program final results for grants ending 2015. Final report posted. Respond to clarifications.
2. Status of Governor's Service Awards
3. Other

Planning and Future Initiatives
11:00 A. MCCS budget for 2016
1. Discussion and approval
B. Announcement of task force assignments
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
11:10 A. Proposed schedule for Task Force briefings Jan-April 2016 Holmes
Business Wrap Up
11:15 A. Adjourn to Task Force Work Sessions
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms
2. Next business meeting is January 15, 2016- Conference Room, 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 the Events page (internet 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. Board Minutes: October 2015
  2. Executive Committee: No report - no quorum
  3. Public Information and Education:   Nov 2015
  4. Grant Selection and Performance:  No minutes
  5. Excellence and Expertise: October    November with MSE doc for consideration
  6. Board Development:  October


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, November 19, 2015!

Send your answers to All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.

This Month's Challenge

AmeriCorps programs operating in Maine make it to communities through two funding mechanisms: AC State for programs operating solely in Maine; and, AC National for programs operating in multiple states. The Commission has full responsibility for AC State and training/visibility duties for AC National.

Who is the legal AmeriCorps program operator for a new program coming to central Maine through Senior Spectrum? What is the name of the program and what will it do?

Resource for answers: November 9, 2015 - Kennebec Journal article