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August 26, 2009
Brunswick resident Phil Dionne, was elected Vice-Chair of the National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs. The organization promotes workforce development through policy development and advocacy for better coordination of employment, training and education programs at the federal level. The group is affiliated with the National Governors’ Association, Center for Best Practices, and membership is comprised of state Workforce Investment Board chairs from each state and U.S. territories.
“A strong, talented workforce is the key driver to economic growth and is critical to the long-term prosperity for our country,” said Governor John Baldacci. “Phil Dionne brings years of leadership in workforce development and education to the post and it serves Maine and the nation well to have him serving in this new role.”
Dionne currently serves as chair of the Maine Jobs Council and was a member of the State Board of Education from 1992 to 2009. He sits on the Board of Directors for Jobs for Maine Graduates, the Steering Committee of the Maine North Star Alliance, and the Maine Apprenticeship Committee. Locally, he has served on the Brunswick School Board. In 2008, he received the 2008 Public Service Award from the Maine Society of Public Administration.
Dionne is the owner of P.A.D. Construction and resides in Brunswick with his wife, Peggy.