Hancock County Extension Association

Hancock County Extension Association (HCEA) is the citizens’ advisory board for University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County.

UMaine Extension’s successful educational programs result from a federal, state, and county partnership that addresses the issues of Hancock County residents. Since 1919, when the Maine Legislature passed the County Extension Act, the University of Maine has been in all Maine communities with a local county office that is funded in part by each county government. HCEA oversees the funding allocated by the Hancock County Commissioners, that provides the office space, support staff, and basic operations for UMaine Extension in Hancock County.

Officers:                                                                                                    Interested in becoming a member?

  • President:  Jeff Milliken, E. Blue Hill                                                                       Apply HereHancock County Extension Association Mission Statement
  • Vice President: Greg Veilleux, Bar Harbor
  • Treasurer:  Mary Jude, Lamoine
  • Secretary:  Kristin Beauchamp, Dedham


  • Dotty Caldwell, Penobscot
  • Jane Freeman, Ellsworth
  • Thania Hernandez, Ellsworth
  • Betty Robshaw, Bucksport
  • Mary Soper, Orland


What we do:  Membership Roles & Responsibilities

Where We’ve Been: The History of Extension Associations in Maine

Year in Review:  HCEA Annual Meeting

and   2022 Annual Report

Hancock County Executive Committee 2022
Hancock County Executive Committee members and staff met at Lone Spruce Farm for their Annual Meeting and tour.