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About The Honorable John Jenkins

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Mr. Jenkins has more than 40 years of successful experience in promoting personal and professional development. He has lectured and trained throughout the U.S., Japan, and The People’s Republic of China.

From the toughest neighborhoods in Newark, New Jersey to becoming an historically elected leader in Maine, the arc of Mr. Jenkins’ life includes a few recognitions, such as:


  • Lincoln Academy: Teacher
  • Bates College: BA Psychology
  • Harvard University: Mayor’s Institute on City Design-Certificate of Completion

Public Service:

  • Mayor of Lewiston, Maine
  • Maine State Senator
  • Mayor of Auburn, Maine (first person in Maine history to serve as Mayor of two municipalities and win a citizen initiated Mayoral write-in campaign)
  • Commissioner – U.S. Department of Labor – Glass Ceiling Commission
  • Board of Trustees – New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
  • CBS News Wellness Consultant
  • Critical Skills Instructor Trainer – Maine Criminal Justice Academy
  • Critical Skills Instructor Award – Maine National Guard: Enduring Iraqi Freedom
  • Initiated Maine’s first Regional Service Center Coalition

Leadership Recognitions from:

  • Maine State Museum: John Jenkins Collection – Historic facts and artifacts noting Mr. Jenkins’ contribution to Maine history
  • 1996 National TRIO Achievers – Educators Award (NCEOA Nat. Conf. Wash. DC)
  • Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award
  • New Jersey State Legislature
  • Maine State Legislature
  • State of Kentucky – Kentucky Colonel
  • Maine Bar Association – Judge John W. Ballou Community Leadership Award (first non-attorney to win the state’s highest leadership award)
  • U.S. Congressional Recognition, 99th Congress – Presented by U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, W.VA.

Athletic Achievements:

  • Lewiston/Auburn Sports Hall of Fame
  • Maine State Sports Hall of Fame
  • World Martial Arts Hall of Fame (former Martial Arts World Champion)
  • USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame

Mr. Jenkins is an accomplished: author, educator, trainer, leader, and national public speaker.

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