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Mountains in western Maine Mountains in western Maine
About Us
Official State of Maine Bicentennial Commission members—men and women from all over Maine, with a range of perspectives and expertise—have volunteered to Lead the Way in helping Mainers celebrate this milestone.

Vision Statement

Maine’s bicentennial is a unique occasion to draw residents, visitors, public servants and private businesses together to commemorate 200 years of statehood, celebrate Maine’s present, and inspire a healthy and prosperous future.


Mission Statement

The Maine Bicentennial Commission exists to plan, administer and coordinate programs and projects that commemorate Maine’s 200th anniversary of statehood, with three major goals:

  • To explore Maine’s history from the many perspectives of its multiple past and current populations;
  • To celebrate Maine’s present people, places, institutions and economy; and
  • To envision the public and private actions that will enhance Maine’s future prosperity.


BICENTENNIAL COMMISSIONERS

  • Senator Bill Diamond, Chairman
  • Governor Paul LePage
  • Hayden Anderson, Maine Humanities Council
  • Steve Bromage, Maine Historical Society
  • David Cheever, Maine State Archivist
  • Dana Connors, Maine Chamber of Commerce
  • Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State
  • Rep. David Haggan
  • Sen. Jim Hamper
  • Rep. Jim Handy
  • Nina Fisher, Maine Community College System
  • Bernard Fishman, Maine State Museum
  • Beth Gibbs, Thomas College
  • Jason C. Libby, Maine Historic Preservation Commission
  • Jim Page, University of Maine System
  • Heather Perry, Gorham Superintendent of Schools
  • Julie Richard, Maine Arts Commission
  • James Ritter, Maine State Librarian
  • Alison Sucy, Maine Tourism Association
  • Sen. Michael Thibodeau


BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Senator Bill Diamond, Chairman
  • Dana Connors, Maine Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Mitchell, Mitchell, Tardy & Jackson
  • Peter Merrill, Maine State Housing Authority, Treasurer

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • Heather Perry, Gorham Superintendent of Schools
  • Samantha Warren, Maine Department of Education
  • Steve Bromage, Maine Historical Society
  • Hayden Anderson, Maine Humanities Council
  • Jim Page, University of Maine System

marketing & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE

  • Representative Jim Handy
  • James Ritter, Maine State Librarian
  • Alison Sucy, Maine Tourism Association
  • Representative Mark Bryant
  • Representative Patrick Corey
  • Kristen Muszynski, Maine Secretary of State
  • Hon. Meredith Strang Burgess, Burgess Advertising

PROGRAM & EVENTS COMMITTEE

  • Alison Sucy, Maine Tourism Association
  • Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State
  • Nina Fisher, Maine Community College System
  • Bernard Fishman, Maine State Museum
  • Jason C. Libby, Maine Historic Preservation Commission
  • Julie Richard, Maine Arts Commission
  • Steve Bromage, Maine Historical Society
  • Kate Dufour, Maine Municipal Association
  • Lorna Hatch, Maine VA Togus, Retired
  • Tandy Boynton, Maine Community College System
  • Senator Roger Katz
  • Kristen Muszynski, Maine Secretary of State
  • Senator Jim Hamper


BYLAWS

Read our bylaws.

ENABLING LEGISLATION

Read the full legislation.