National Association of Health and Fitness Awards 2006- Maine Council of the Year
(left to right: Ben Schaeffer, New Jersey; Elanna C. Farnham, Maine; Mike Feulner, Vermont)


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Our Mission Statement
To promote wellness for Maine people through physical activity and other health policies and practices.

Governor John McKernon originally created the Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Activity in 1987.  Governor Angus King subsequently reauthorized it in 1996.  In 2003, an Executive Order by Governor John Baldacci established the current Governor’s Council. 

The purpose of the Council is to advise the Governor of means to foster a healthy citizenry, as well as offer viable solutions to the health challenges that face the State by promoting the benefits of physical activity.  The Council proposes strategies to increase the level of citizen involvement in recreational and sporting activities, identifies and provides guidance on health-related issues that may be addressed through legislative and administrative action, and serves as a liaison to national organizations and interest groups.

The Council consists of 25 members appointed by the Governor, as well as an additional group of 30 liaisons representing a broad spectrum of groups interested, and having expertise, in health and wellness.

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