The Council intends to provide a formal organizational structure to coordinate the resources of government agencies at the state, federal and local level, to improve communication and responsiveness among officials, stakeholders, and providers and to ensure that government remains responsive to the needs of veterans, service members and their families.
“The Maine Military and Community Leadership Council was created by Executive Order #16 (FY 11/12) the Maine Military and Community Leadership Council is among my administration’s most important efforts to ensure the State of Maine fulfills its moral duty to support military families and service members who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.” – Governor Paul R. LePage
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Establish standard procedures for recognizing volunteers and other organizations that support the mission of the Maine Military and Community Network (MMCN). This policy identifies the four levels of awards, process for nominating awards, and recommended venues for presenting awards. The levels of recognition are as follows:
Level 1- Informal Recognition. This would be in the form of a card, or note. This would be sent directly from one of our MMCN volunteers/staff members. This level is intended for individuals, organizations, or Volunteers who either donate money, or provide single or smaller instances of Volunteerism better known as, “the Occasional Volunteer or contributor”. It is up to the volunteer/staff member’s discretion on the frequency, and type of recognition, i.e., thank you cards, get well card, birthday, anniversary, or thinking of you, etc.. Presentation of this level award is can be informal i.e. mailed, given in person with a handshake, etc…
Level 2- Maine Military and Community Network Certificate of Appreciation. This would be in the form of a certificate designed by MMCN. It can be signed by local Regional MMCN Director, Director of the Governor’s Military and Community Leadership Council, Director of Maine Military and Community Services, or The Adjutant General. This level is intended for MMCN volunteers or organizations that provide considerable and consistent support for an extended period of time. Presentations of this award should be more formal i.e. at a Regional meeting or similar gathering.
Level 3- Maine Military and Community Network Certificate of Achievement. This level is intended for individuals and organizations that take on significant roles in supporting events or initiatives. It can be signed by the Director of the Governor’s Military & Community Leadership Council, Director of Maine Military Community Services, or The Adjutant General. An example of this level would be an individual who chairs a local Veteran’s Resource Fair or similar event, significant contributors to a State Strategic Planning Team, or a significant contribution to the the Governor’s Military and Community Leadership Council. This award should be presented at a State level gathering and presented by the Adjutant General, the Director of Maine Military Community Services, or an authorized representative.
Level 4– Maine Military and Community Network Coin of Excellence. This level is intended for those individuals and organizations providing substantial support to MMCN’s mission and can be an immediate impact award and “on the spot” recognition. The Director of Deployment Cycle Support is authorized to present this award. This award can be presented at any venue. A log of recipients will be maintained by the Secretary of Governor’s Military and Community Leadership Council for accountability of these coins.