October 2016

Meeting Notice

DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2016 
TIME: 10 am - 11 am

LOCATION: Conference Room 110, State Offices, 19 Union St, Augusta, ME 04330
Parking is behind the building or on the Capitol Park side of the street. The public entrance is on the back -- look for the orange awning on the right corner as you face the building. The entrance is also marked as the accessible one. Room 110 is just inside the door.

All business meetings are open to the public. Map of location is here.



10:00 Public Comment Period  Portela
10:10 Call to Order Portela
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions 
2. Announcements
3. Quiz Answer 
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Planning and Future Initiatives
 10:15 A. Maine Volunteer Foundation update McCannell
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
 10:25  A. Minutes 
1. September. Note: minute notes were not clear regarding motions. Information needed on who made motions and seconds. See placeholders.
10:30 B. Executive Committee
1.  October meeting notes posted. Respond to any clarifications requested.
2. Status of recommendations for appointments.
10:35 C. ASC Update
1. Public policy news
2. Other
10:40 D. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Minutes to be posted after task force meeting on 10/19. Respond to questions or clarification requests.
10:45 E. Excellence and Expertise 
1. October meeting notes posted. Respond to any clarifications requested.
10:50 F. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy 
1. Report from meeting on 9/17
10:55 G. Blaine House Conference Report
1. Preliminary results from 10/11.
11:00 H. CNCS Regional Office update Hite
11:05 I. MCCS Staff 
1. Hiring timeline for Planning and Research Associate
2. Maine call for AmeriCorps State proposals
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities  
11:10 A. November notice Portela, et al
Business Wrap Up
11:15 A. Adjourn to Annual Retreat/Training
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms 
2. Next business meeting is November 18, 2016- Klahr Center, Univ. 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: September 2016

2. Executive Committee: October 2016

3. Excellence and Expertise: October 2016

Note: The following task forces meet the same week as business meeting. Their reports will appear as soon as possible.

4. Public Information and Education: October 2016

5. Grant Selection and Performance


MCCS Team Report:

Grant Programs Officer: October 2016

Training and Program Development Officer: October 2016

National Service Outreach Assistant: October 2016


October 2016 in pictures:

Commish's Quiz

For Commissioners!

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 Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016!

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

This Month's Challenge

1. What are the names of the State Service Commissions in New Hampshire and Vermont?

2. What activity do all 3 northern New England Commissions undertake that is not AmeriCorps related?

Reference: VermontNew Hampshire