Wed, Jun 23 | Falmouth

2021 Annual Meeting with Dora Anne Mills

Join us for our annual membership meeting and dinner at the Portland Country Club, Falmouth, Maine.
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2021 Annual Meeting with Dora Anne Mills

Time & Location

Jun 23, 5:00 PM
Falmouth, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105, USA

About The Event

The World Affairs Council of Maine is pleased to present our 2021 Annual Meeting and Dinner, featuring Dora Anne Mills, Maine Health's Chief Health Improvement Officer and global citizen. Join us at the Portland Country Club for a conversation on public health and global health.  


5:00pm: WAC Membership Meeting*

5:30pm: Reception with cash bar

6:00pm: Opening Remarks and Dinner

7:15pm: Keynote

*WAC members may attend this portion of the evening free of charge. Please email us for more information:

Ticketing Information

Tickets include admission to cocktail reception, choice of entree  and wine with dinner.

  • Member ticket for one - $95
  • Non-member ticket for one - $100

Join our Host Committee and enjoy preferential seating and recognition at the event!

  • Consul - $110 
  • Ambassador - $150 

Dinner Options:

(1) Chicken Dijonaisse, Boneless Breast with Dijonaisse wine cream

(2) Broiled Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter, fresh farm-raised salmon broiled and served with a lemon-caper butter sauce

Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Vegetarian/vegan option available upon request.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Mills is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a board-certified pediatrician who practiced as a hospitalist in Los Angeles (two years) and in a pediatric practice in her hometown of Farmington (four years). She also practiced medicine in several rural international locations, including Tanzania and Nepal. For nearly 15 years, from 1996-2011, she served as Maine's State Health Officer, for the administrations of Governors Angus S. King and John E. Baldacci. As the Director of the Maine CDC (formerly Bureau of Health), she led Maine's public health agency of 420 employees and $120 million budget. Some of her priorities included: lowering Maine's tobacco addiction and obesity rates; addressing environmental health concerns such as mercury in fish and commercial products; improving health equity; developing a statewide public health infrastructure; creating Healthy Maine 2010 and other state health planning initiatives; working on health care reform to increase access to care, improve quality of health care, and reduce costs; addressing chronic diseases with comprehensive and coordinated strategies; controlling outbreaks and epidemics, including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic; leading the agency through several strategic planning processes and reorganizations to improve management, including using LEAN tools; leading the public health response to several emergencies such as major floods, a mass poisoning with arsenic, suspicious anthrax packages after 9/11/01, a major mercury spill, and the 1998 ice storm; and reducing Maine's teen pregnancy, infant and maternal mortality rates through a comprehensive approach to family planning and education. As part of her work she routinely and regularly wrote and delivered testimony before the Maine Legislature on numerous topics. She also developed non-legislative policy on a variety of issues. Dr. Mills' work has been well recognized. Among her awards are: the 2003 National Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Award for tobacco work in Maine; the 2004 University of New England Deborah Morton Award; the 2007 American Medical Association's Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service; the 2010 McCormack Award from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers for her national leadership during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic; the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award; a 2015 distinguished service award by Northern New England Planned Parenthood; the highest awards by the Maine Public Health Association, the Maine Medical Association, and the Maine Development Foundation; and a 2011 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Maine Augusta.


  • 30 minutes

    Membership Business Meeting

    the Falmouth Room

  • 30 minutes

    Cocktail Reception

1 more item available
  • Members
  • Non-members
  • Host Committee - Consul Level

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