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Announcing our March Institute

Maine's New Leaders Council Holds Third Institute, Focusing on Economic Law, Policy and Practice


PORTLAND, ME – New Leaders Council of Maine proudly presents its third Institute of 2016, featuring USM Economics Professor Michael Hillard, NLC Maine Board Director Eric Covey, the Maine Development Foundation, various local lawmakers, David Sammarco together with Benn Marine, and NLC Maine co-founder and board member Alex Cornell du Houx. NLC Maine is delighted to host these accomplished speakers in Portland this weekend.

Michael Hillard has taught at the University of Southern Maine for twenty-six years. In addition to receiving his Masters in Economics and beginning his teaching, he has been highly published in the labor history and relations field and has won a variety of awards for his writings. He served as an advisor and main spokesperson in 2009 for the effort in Maine to pass the Employee Free Choice Act. He will be imparting his economics and labor studies wisdom on our Fellows this weekend!

The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) is a private and non-partisan membership organization that urges sustainable and long-term economic growth for Maine. Its strategy is a productive workforce and believes that a productive worker is educated, healthy, innovative, and engaged in their community and the economy. And, similar to NLC, they do this by empowering new leaders, stregthening communities, and guiding public policy with economic research. This weekend, they will be conuducting a seminar on measuring growth.

The public policy workshop and debate will be moderated by Representative Andrew McLean, a local Democrat in Gorham. It will feature various State Lawmakers and Local Electeds.

Lastly, the end of the weekend will be centered towards the annual New Leaders Council Fundraisor. This is a requirement as part of the Fellow training and will be a weekend event in June. More details to follow in the coming weeks-- stay tuned!


Applications to become an NLC Fellow and participate in an NLC Institute in your area are accepted each September. To learn more, please visit NLC's website.


New Leaders Council is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed.

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