Central Maine Community College (CMCC) welcomed over 70 state legislators to the campus on January 9, as part of a bus tour that brought the legislators to the Lewiston-Auburn area. In addition to CMCC, the group visited the downtown areas, Bates Mill developments, the Good Shepherd Food Bank, and Baxter Brewing.
The Maine Development Foundation runs bus tours through its Policy Leaders Academy, a program that enables participants to learn more about the Maine economy and how public policy decisions affect growth and investment strategies of Maine businesses and organizations.
The legislators enjoyed a buffet dinner in the gym and a virtual tour of the campus presented by CMCC President Scott Knapp. Other speakers included State Senate President Troy Jackson, Maine Development Foundation President Yellow Light Breen, and new Maine Community College (MCCS) President Dave Daigler. Daigler, who served previously as the chief financial officer for the MCCS, recently assumed the presidency succeeding Derek Langhauser, who is now serving as chief legal counsel to Governor Janet Mills.