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Feedback on an Office of New Americans Requested

Feedback on an Office of New Americans Requested

Date Posted: Monday, November 6, 2023
Posted In: News, Communications & Advocacy

On August 3, 2023, Governor Mills signed an executive order directing the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) to develop a plan establishing an Office of New Americans.  Information about this effort, including the full text of the executive order, can be found here.   In summary, by January 19, 2024, GOPIF must: (1) deliver a plan to establish a new state office to support the long-term economic and civic integration of immigrants in Maine; (2) engage with immigrant communities, business leaders, municipal and regional government leaders, institutions, and community organizations for input on related needs, barriers and opportunities; (3) coordinate plan development and implementation among several state agencies; and (4) access information and best practices from other states on several issues, including the role of education and training institutions, housing and shelter models, and support for municipalities and employers, to name a few.  

Municipal officials interested in providing feedback are welcome to do so here.