LISBON — Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, and Lisbon resident, Ross Cunningham, has been appointed to the Maine Commission for Community Service. He swore the Oath of Office for this prestigious position before Dedimus Justice Andrew Silsby on Dec. 1.

Cunningham was appointed as a Commissioner by Gov. Paul LePage on Nov. 23. The mission of the Maine Commission for Community Service is to “foster community service and volunteerism to meet human and environmental needs in the State of Maine.” Cunningham has embodied this mission throughout his career, making this appointment a natural extension of his life’s work.

Cunningham is a founding member of Positive Change Lisbon and still serves on the Board of Directors for the volunteer organization. Their mission is to bring together the resources of business people, local government and citizens, partnering together in a positive environment, to improve the image of our community. They hold at least 12 community events each year in Lisbon, creating a vibrant interactive community.

Commissioner terms of service are three years, with an option for re-appointment. The Commissioners are a diverse, bipartisan group of 25 citizens, actively engaged in community service and represent every region of the state. The seats on the board are designated in statute such that each person represents at least one facet of the community volunteer service sector.


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