LEWISTON – Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Ramada Inn to hear a presentation by Christina Sklarz-Libby, program manager of Maine’s North Star Alliance Initiative.

The initiative is an industry-driven, industry-led collaborative focusing on the boat building, marine trade, composites sector. The mission of the USDOL-funded initiative is to retool and advance the workforce of the coastal region, while building on and strengthening the supporting industry cluster of the sector through technology advancement while launching a new regional economy.

Prior to her appointment by the governor to oversee the management of Maine’s North Star Alliance, Sklarz-Libby had more than nine years of experience in state government.

She served as a development project officer managing the state’s Community Development Block Grant business loan portfolio and later as a business development specialist performing as the state’s front line authority, working one-on-one with companies, providing access to and assistance with utilization of local, state and federal economic development programs, services and personnel.

Sklarz-Libby holds a master’s of science in business administration from Husson College and is enrolled in the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

Anyone wishing to hear the speaker or to learn more about Rotary is welcome to attend. Weekly buffet luncheons are $8 a person. Access the club’s Web site at www.lewistonauburnrotary.org for more information.

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