Senator Joyce Maker Assigned to NCSL Committee

Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) to serve a two-year term representing Maine on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Education Committee.

 “I am thrilled to have been selected to serve on this important committee over the next two years,” said Sen. Maker. “I spent my career in higher education and have spent my legislative career as a strong advocate for Maine’s students. There’s a lot we can learn from our cohorts around the country. I am thankful for this opportunity and look forward to getting started.”

 NCSL is a national bipartisan organization based out of Washington, D.C. with a mission to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures by providing legislators and staff with tools, resources and information to craft sound policy. They also promote innovation and communication between state legislatures to ensure the states maintain a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.

 The Education Committee is one of nine bipartisan policy committees that will meet on a semiannual basis each year in Washington, D.C. and at the NCSL Legislative Summit. This year’s annual summit will be held in Boston.

 Senate President Thibodeau said, “Education has been a lifelong passion for Senator Maker, in her work as a college administrator, member of her local school board and on the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee. I am certain she will provide invaluable insight to this committee.”