Governor Mills Named State Co-chair of Northern Border Regional Commission


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) Speaking at a Press Conference in Lewiston Last Year..

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced today that Governor Janet T. Mills (D) has been elected by her fellow governors to serve as the State Co-chair of the Commission.

Created in 2008 (NBRC) a Federal-State partnership focused on alleviating economic distress and encouraging private sector job creation in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.  The Commission is led by a Federal Co-chair nominated by the President and confirmed by the US Senate and a State Co-chair elected by member state Governors.

“In Maine, we’ve grown our economy at a faster rate than much larger states by investing in our people and the things they need to succeed.  I look forward to applying lessons from our success as I work with my fellow Governors and our federal partners to support economic growth throughout our region,” said Governor Mills.  “I extend my gratitude to Governor Sununu for his dedicated work as state Co-chair over the last four years and thank the Maine Congressional Delegation for its continued work to provide federal resources for this vital organization,”

“We are incredibly excited to welcome the leadership of Governor Mills as State Co-chair of the Commission.  The Governor has a well thought out visiion for economic growth in Maine and our region will benefit from the creativity and dedication of her and her team,” said Federal Co-chair Chris Saunders.  “We also thank Governor Suninu and his alternate, Taylor Caswell, for their dedicated service to the Commission for the past four years.”