The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest managed by an executive steering committee and a planning committee. The steering committee is composed of representatives from the Mapleton Lions Club, the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and third mutually agreed upon member. The steering committee is the final authority for operational policies and procedures for the festival.
The planning committee is composed of volunteers who are responsible for planning, arranging and managing the festival. The planning committee meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Central Aroostook Chamber conference room. The meeting time is 5:30 pm.
2015-2016 Members of the Planning Committee
Floyd Rockholt – COMBF Steering and Planning Chair
Megan Stanley – Pilot and Crew Coordinator
Prudence Dobson – Committee Member
Steve Dobson – Committee Member
Linda Pelletier – Vendor Coordinator
Shelley McAtee – Committee Member
Karen Gonya – COMBF Public Relations
Terry Sandusky – Mapleton Lions Representative
The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce performs the administrative duties of the festival. All COMBF communications – mail, email and telephone – are handled through the Chamber. The Chamber manages all funds of the festival including the receipt of funds, such as sponsor donations, and the payment of festival expenses