John Jenkins: Mayor of Maine news and upcoming events

Purchasing a copy of John Jenkins: Mayor of Maine serves a two-fold purpose. The first is to ensure that the story of one of Maine’s most beloved and inspirational figures gains the attention it so richly deserves. Secondly, all profits from the book fund the John Jenkins scholarship for minority students at Bates College.

As Maine Governor Janet T. Mills wrote, “What I remember most about John Jenkins are not the titles he held, but the way he held them. He never forgot the inherent, intangible power of the office and the ability to make people feel good just by showing up.”

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, 7 pm, May 25th in Portland. PRINT bookstore will be holding a book release event for John Jenkins: Mayor of Maine

An interview with author Dr. Chuck Radis appears in the May issue of DownEast magazine. In it he discusses his long-standing friendship with John Jenkins and attempts to answer the question of how Jenkins decided to make Maine his home.

Look for Rob Caldwell’s interview with Dean James Reese and Dr. Chuck Radis on John Jenkins: Mayor of Maine. It will appear on New Center 207 the week of May 24-28.

Jennifer Rooks of Maine Public Radio will host a Maine Calling event with guests Ann Parker and Dr. Chuck Radis (and other featured guests from 11-noon on May 4th.

To donate towards the Jenkins scholarship, go to the Bates College giving website and under the designation, OTHER, type in Jenkins scholarship.

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