AUGUSTA — Judi Stebbins of Winthrop was presented with the Maine Commission for Community Service’s first Champion of Service award during the 25th annual Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism Oct. 11.

Stebbins, a speech pathologist, has spent 14 years advocating for volunteer programs including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps as a governor-appointed member of the Maine Commission for Community Service. She founded the national association of state service commissions, America’s Service Commissions.

In her town, she has served on the school board and town council, and has also worked on county budget committees, regional economic development groups and volunteer projects.

The award was presented by Mary-Anne LaMarre, chairwoman of the Maine Commission for Community Service, in a session attended by 300 conference participants.

The Maine Commission for Community Service is the state government partner of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation programs.

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