Caribou, New Sweden, Westmanland
PAST & PRESENT CIVIC INVOLVEMENT INCLUDE:
• Northern Maine Growth Initiative—Member & grant writer
• Aroostook Partnership—Member of Education to Industry Committee
• Hope & Justice Project—Vice President, Board of Directors
• Presque Isle Rotary—Past Board member & current scholarship committee member
• Aroostook ‘House of Comfort’—Advisory Board of Directors
• Business & Professional Women’s Club
2017—Present Exec. Assistant to the President of Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) working primarily on special projects in the area of communications.
2012—2017 Dean of Development & College Relations for NMCC & College Foundation Exec. Dir.
2002—2012 Dir. of Communications for the Diocese of Portland. Wrote all press releases, spokesperson for the Bishop & advisor to 60 parishes regarding media relations.
1980—2002 News Dir./Anchor WAGM TV. Managed all news, public affairs & political programming
Rep. Bernard serves on the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, which oversees the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; agricultural development; agricultural fairs, products and marketing; animal control and welfare; harness racing; food policy; food safety, inspection and labeling; dairy industry; pest management and pesticides regulation; industrial hemp; state parks, historic sites, public lands and submerged lands; Maine Land Use Planning Commission; geological surveying and mapping; Maine Forest Service; timber harvesting; industrial hemp; the Land for Maine’s Future Program; and Baxter State Park.
Rep. Bernard also serves as the House Republican Lead on the IDEA-B Committee, which reviews legislation pertaining to business regulation, including automobile and fuel sales; retail pricing; franchising; advertising; real estate practices; professional and occupational licensing; consumer protection; Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), including student assistance programs at Finance Authority of Maine; economic development; economic planning and development agencies; venture capital and trade programs; opportunity zones; import competition; product marketing; research and development; technology commercialization; technology transfers; tourism; and defense facility conversion.
Congratulatory letters, Legislative Sentiments, flags flown over the Capitol, assistance with state departments, general comments or questions about legislative matters.
Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440