Advisory Council

Healthy Acadia Community Advisory Council

Healthy Acadia’s Community Advisory Council helps put our mission into action by keeping our sights focused on high impact community health improvement in Washington and Hancock counties. The Advisory Council is open to the public from both counties and represents a broad cross section of Washington and Hancock county communities.

The Council typically meets 2-3 times per year. We encourage interested community members and partners to attend, to bring your diverse skills and experiences, and to share your connections with a variety of community sectors.

The next meeting of the Healthy Acadia Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 11:30am-2:00pm, at the Moore Community Center, 133 State Street, Ellsworth. All interested community members are welcome and invited to attend.  

Please RSVP by no later than October 5, 2018 so that we may best plan for lunch.  Please RSVP to Tracey at or 255-3741.
Our Advisory Council meetings are an opportunity for community members and partners to learn more about Healthy Acadia's work in the region, to share your interests, needs, perspectives, and vision, along with your current efforts, and to collaboratively plan for the future.

Role and Responsibilities of Advisory Council Members

Healthy Acadia Advisors are nominated by Advisory Council members and selected by the Board of Directors to serve open-ended terms. No formal requirements exist, but it is expected that Advisors participate to the best of their ability, and with the broader public health interests of all Hancock County in mind. Advisors have the opportunity to expand their involvement with Healthy Acadia through ad-hoc teams and/or service on the Board of Directors who govern Healthy Acadia, a 501c3 charitable organization. The primary roles of Advisory Council Members are to:

  • Advise Healthy Acadia staff & programs

  • Assess community needs, assets and opportunities

  • Develop strategic priorities for community health improvement

  • Actively participate in community health improvement partnerships

  • Advocate for prevention and policies which support public health improvement

  • Network and collaborate to achieve shared goals for community improvement 

Upcoming Meetings

The next meeting of the Healthy Acadia Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 11:30am to 2:00pm the Machias Veteran's Home (32 Veterans Way).  Please click here to RSVP by no later than April 6, 2018.