Welcome to the Maine Ambassador Program
What is MAP?
The Maine Ambassador Program (MAP) is a group that helps embed new-to-Maine individuals into the professional community and continues to share resources to keep Mainers engaged.
Who is MAP?
MAP is a committee of PROPEL Portland members that focuses on helping newcomers meet people in Maine. MAP is run by four volunteers Zach Gostanian, Ed Budway, Matthew Opuda. We, along with a community of Mainers, set up time to meet those looking for jobs in Maine, are visiting on vacation or anyone interested in our state to educate what Maine has to offer.
“I would say that the Maine Ambassador Program worked pretty seamlessly for me and my assigned mentor, Dori, was very welcoming, as well as great with recommendations. I’m really happy I signed up, because I’ve met a bunch of new people and joined a book club. It’s a win/win.“
“The Maine Ambassador Program was very successful for me. It was an excellent opportunity to meet people who were new to the state or thinking about moving here and to be able to share with them why I love Portland and Maine so much. I had a great time meeting my matches and ultimately forming a friendship with one of them, Rachel, based on mutual interests! This program has been a great networking opportunity and I look forward to continuing to be a part of it.“