Sen. Vitelli to serve on Labor and Economic Development Committee
AUGUSTA — Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, has been appointed to the National Conference on State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Labor and Economic Development Committee.
The appointment was made by the President of the Senate. Sen. Vitelli will serve as a representative from the Maine Senate.
“I have spent the last 30 to 40 years of my professional life involved the field of workforce development – helping people build their skills, find jobs, and start small businesses,” said Sen. Vitelli. “I am honored to be picked to represent the Maine Senate on this committee and look forward to engaging in the national discussion on these issues.”
Vitelli is the Director of Program and Policy for New Ventures Maine, an organization that offers tuition-free programs for career, business, and financial education. In her previous legislative service, she served on the Special Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future, and has submitted a bill this legislative session to address the state’s workforce needs and the “skills gap” in Maine.
The Labor and Economic Development Committee is one of nine standing committees of the NCSL. The committee covers state and federal issues related to labor, employment, workforce, economic development, international trade and cultural affairs. The committee educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns related to federal action that impacts states, based on policy position adopted by the states through NCSL’s policy process.
NCSL is a national organization that serves the interests of state legislatures by providing states support, ideas, and connections for policy and effectiveness.