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Boards & Commissions
The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is responsible for the administration of several Boards and Commissions. Board and Commission members are asked to contribute their time and expertise to assist these entities in achieving important statutory goals on behalf of Maine citizens. Commissioner Beal is committed to appointing qualified, committed individuals and encourages interested parties to review the array of Boards and Commissions below.
Every Board and Commission is unique. Specific appointment authority and qualifications are dictated in statue.
You may apply for, or nominate an individual to, a Board or Commission at any time, regardless of whether there is a current vacancy, as vacancies may occur periodically throughout the year.
Current details regarding Boards and Commissions are available to view on at the Secretary of State's interactive online search.
Current Boards and Commissions
|Board Name||Resource||SOS #||Appointment By|
|Allagash Wilderness Waterway Commission||Statute||5140||Governor|
|Animal Welfare Advisory Council||Statute||5001||Governor|
|Arborist Advisory Council||Statute||5112||Commissioner|
|Board of Agriculture||Statute||602||Commissioner/President UMO/Chancellor UMA|
|Board of Pesticides Control||Statute||O26||Governor|
|Integrated Pest Management Council||Statute||566||Jointly by Commissioner/Director of UM Coop Ext|
|Land for Maine's Future Board||Statute||113||Governor|
|Maine Agriculture Bargaining Board||Statute||O20||Governor|
|Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council||Statute||5145||Commissioner/DACF AND DOE|
|Maine Agriculture Water Management Board||Statute||5136||Governor/Commissioner/DACF/DEP|
|Maine Land Use Planning Commission||Statute||O61||Governor/Legislature|
|Maine Milk Commission||Statute||O15||Governor/Commissioner/Legislature|
|Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Board||Statute||585||Governor|
|Maine Potato Board||Statute||5190||Maine Potato Board|
|Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission||327||Governor|
|Nutrient Management Review Board||Statute||5073||Governor/Commissioner/DACF/DEP|
|PFAS Fund Advisory Committee||Statute||6160||Legislature, Commissioners of DACF/DEP/DHHS, and President of UMaine|
|Pull Events Commission||Statute||303||See Seats|
|Seed Potato Board||Statute||5176||Commissioner/Maine Potato Board|
|St. Croix International Waterway Commission||Statute||497||Governor|
|State Harness Racing Commission||Statute||O17||Governor|
|Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine||Statute||294||Commissioner|