Commissioner Whitcomb visits UMaine

Walter Whitcomb, Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, visited UMaine on October 6th as a Maine Distinguished Policy Fellow. Commissioner Whitcomb met with students and faculty in the School of Forest Resources, the Parks, Recreation & Tourism program, and the Climate Change Institute. He also toured research facilities at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center and was honored at a reception with university administrators, faculty and students. Whitcomb is shown here with Policy Center Director, Jonathan Rubin, and Senior Policy Fellow, Mary Cathcart.

In addition to serving as Commissioner, Whitcomb served 12 years in the Maine House of Representatives and is also a graduate of the University of Maine. Whitcomb’s visit was sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the School of Forest Resources.

Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals with careers as policy makers in the state. The Policy Center brings these fellows to campus for a day to teach an undergraduate class, speak with faculty about research and public policy, and meet with UMaine administration and graduate students.