Extension Leadership Team Meeting Minutes December 12, 2022

Extension Leadership Team Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2022
Virtual Meeting 8:30-10:30 AM

Facilitator: Jim Dill
Note taker: Dennis Harrington

Please note: Due to the confidentiality and sensitivity of some agenda items, these ELT minutes do not represent the full content of each meeting.


ELT Meetings in 2023

Beginning in 2023, the ELT’s meeting schedule will include: 1) Weekly virtual meetings on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30am, and 2) Monthly in-person meetings on the 3rd Wednesday from 10:00 to 3:00pm and rotating among county Extension offices)

Goal Setting for 2023

Hannah led a conversation around organizational goals for 2023 and what went well, what did not in 2022 and how to improve in this next year.


Salesforce Update from Monica Palmer

  • Monica Palmer, the CRM System Professional, is now holding weekly Office Hours, a virtual meeting time when anyone can join at any time during the hour to ask questions about Salesforce. These meetings are on her calendar as public events with Zoom information inside them. Please join anytime!
  • The search for the CRM System Support Professional position is complete. Our new team member, Whitney Yorston, will join us January 3rd.
  • Food Testing Services is mid-implementation with Salesforce and Titan. The first phase of customizations to Salesforce is complete and the customer portal is in development. Further work includes document generation and product submission forms (including payments through Stripe). Screenshots of the draft portal are below. The tentative go-live is early 2023.
  • The Mailchimp reorganization and integration with Salesforce will commence in early 2023 as will the move from the CDMS into Titan.
  • The Operations Team has adopted Salesforce to manage their new team email operations@maine.edu. This allows for easier assignments of questions and smoother collaboration within the team to answer questions.
  • Support continues for the Maine Business School with their recent implementation of Salesforce. They are now live with event registration, event reminder emails and internship tracking.
  • A new collaboration with the Office of Innovation and Economic Development will begin in early 2023 where we will support their implementation of Salesforce.

Search Updates


  • Communications Professional (Penobscot/remote) PDQ being scored


  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Seafood Technology, Food Safety Specialist (Orono) 2/7 approvals
  • Admin Specialist CL3 (And/Sag) 4/6 approvals
  • Admin Specialist CL2 (Somerset) 5/6 approvals
  • 4-H Youth Development Professional (Oxford) 5/6 approvals
  • 4-H Community Education Assistant CL2 (Pen/Pisc) 5/6 approvals


  • Community Education Assistant, CL1 EFNEP (And/Sag)
  • Community Education Assistant, CL1 EFNEP (Franklin)
  • Community Education Assistant, CL1 EFNEP (Washington)
  • Admin Specialist CL3 (DRL)
  • Admin Specialist CL2 (Cumberland)
  • Veterinarian Specialist & Assistant Extension Professor (VDL)
  • 4-H Community Education Assistant (Waldo) Failed, reposted
  • Postdoctoral Extension Associate in PFAS Research and Outreach (Orono/Statewide)
  • Director Bryant Pond/Greenland Point 4-H Centers (BP/GP)


  • Community Education Assistant, CL1 EFNEP (York)
  • Web Professional (Orono/remote) Offering
  • Potato Plant Pathologist, Faculty (Aroostook/Presque Isle) 2nd round, on campus interviews


  • CRM System Support Professional (Orono/remote) Whitney Yorston, Jan 2


  • Parent Education Professional, Maine Families Visitor (Knox/Lincoln)
  • Sust Ag & Hort Professional (Aroostook)
  • 4-H Youth Development Professional (Washington County)
  • Manager of Operations and Finance (TWBBC)
  • 4-H Community Education Assistant (Washington, Brittany Foster replacement)

    2023 ELT In-Person Meeting Dates

    Dates Facilitator Notes Location
    January 18 Phelps Scott Penobscot
    February 15 Scott Sulinski TBD
    March 15 Sulinski Arndt Washington
    April 19 Arndt Bailey Somerset
    May 17 Bailey Bolton Cumberland
    June 21 Bolton Carter Andro/Sag
    July 19 Carter Dill Aroostook
    August 16 Dill Harrington Oxford
    September 20 Harrington Jackson Hancock
    October 18 Jackson Prichard Knox/Lincoln
    November 15 Prichard Phelps York
    December 20 Phelps Scott Virtual