BRUNSWICK — Local resident John Portela again has been appointed to be organized labor’s representative on the Maine Commission for Community Service.

Portela, who works at Bath Iron Works, also serves as vice-chair of the Commission and leads the public outreach committee.

Gov. Paul LePage appointed six other Mainers — four as reappointmens and two as first-time commissioners — to serve three-year terms on the group and swore them into office.

The Commission builds capacity and sustainability in Maine’s volunteer and service communities by funding programs, developing managers of volunteers and service-learning practitioners, raising awareness of sector issues, and promoting service as a strategy.

Established in 1994 by Executive Order and ratified under state statute in 1995, the 25 board members of the Commission are appointed by the governor to three-year terms and each represents a specific segment of Maine’s volunteer sector.

For more information, visit MaineServiceCommission. gov/about.

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