Process

To be considered for appointment, all candidates must submit a letter to the Governor expressing their interest in appointment.

For Personal Boards

For consideration for appointment to personal boards, candidates should provide the following:

Confirmable Boards

For consideration for appointment to confirmable boards, candidates should provide the following:

Dedimus Justice

Judicial Nominations

Some boards require the completion of additional questionnaires; these are provided upon receipt of the candidate's letter to the Governor.

Letters from persons recommending the candidate are valued but not required for consideration.

* Submission requirements can be emailed; mailed: Boards and Commisions, Office of the Governor, 1 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333; or faxed: 207.287.1034. For additional questions call 207.287.3531.

This administration reserves the right to deny any appointment should ethical concerns, or conflicts of interests arise from the completion of such materials.

The Department will identify current or upcoming term expirations and initiate the appointment review process as needed. Staff will both identify the eligibility and interest of an incumbent for reappointment, and also recognize other potential candidates for appointment. On behalf of the Governor, the Department will confer with state departments and other interested parties with regard to the needs of the Board. Reference and, when appropriate, background checks will be conducted on all potential candidates. Upon completing these processes, the Director will confer with the Governor for the Governor's final decision. When a candidate is appointed, the Department will provide notification and alert all interested parties.