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AUGUSTA, Maine – Rep. Michele Meyer, D-Eliot, has been recognized for her work in the state legislature and as House chair of the Health and Human Services Committee by a number of organizations.
Meyer was named a 2021 Legislative Hero by the Maine Council on Aging, a statewide network dedicated to addressing the public policy concerns facing older adults in Maine. The award recognizes lawmakers who have led efforts to benefit the state’s older residents.
Meyer was also the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Legislator of the Year. Maine AAP highlighted her work to end the sale of flavored tobacco products that entice children and teens to use and become addicted to nicotine.
The Maine Association of Community Service Providers, or MACSP, recognized Meyer with its 2021 Legislative Leadership Award. MACSP, an association of organizations that provide support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and brain injuries in Maine, cited Meyer’s leadership advocating for people with disabilities as well as the direct care workforce who support them.
As House chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, Meyer has played a central role in crafting policies that benefit Mainers. Her work this term has included efforts to address Maine’s direct care workforce crisis, help more Mainers enter the healthcare professions and support Maine children and families.
“It is an honor to be recognized for my work in Augusta and I am very proud of all we have accomplished for Mainers over the course of my two terms in the legislature,” said Meyer. She added, “Particularly in these times of uncertainty and pandemic related hardship, Mainers deserve to know that their state government will be there for them when they need it most. It is deeply gratifying to deliver on the promise that their health, stability, and security is central to the work we do on their behalf.”
Meyer, a registered nurse, is serving her second term in the Maine House. She is seeking re-election to a third term in the State Legislature, expressing a desire to continue working on behalf of her constituents in District 150 (formally 2) in Eliot and parts of Kittery and South Berwick.