Message from Our President

From Christine Babb ¦ JLP President ¦ 2023-2024

Welcome to the Junior League of Portland, Maine! As 2023-2024 President of the Junior League of Portland (JLP), I am honored to lead this organization alongside our dedicated Board of Directors in our mission to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact. On behalf of the JLP, I thank you for your interest in who we are and our movement.

Established in 1922, the JLP has a legacy of impactful service in our community. We have trained thousands of volunteers and leaders, sponsored and supported legislation that directly affects our community, and either partnered with, founded, or supported so many of the greater Portland community organizations and programs in existence today.

League members are leaders, advocates, philanthropists, and change-makers seeking to strengthen the Greater Portland community at this pivotal time in our history. I firmly believe the strength of our organization lies in our diversity of talents, perspectives, and experiences. Together, we have the power to create transformative initiatives to address some of the pressing issues of today and uplift those in need.

The 2023-2024 Board of Directors is committed to fostering a supportive and engaging environment for our members that enables continuous learning, encourages mentoring, and develops women leaders. Based on our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, our priorities this year focus on improving the member experience, strengthening our involvement with community partners, providing training which meets both the needs of our community and members, and raising funds to ensure our work continues.

Whether you are considering joining us for the first time, are looking to re-engage, want to partner with us, or are considering supporting our mission with a financial or in-kind donation, we’re glad that you’re here and see the value in helping develop women leaders in our community. I encourage you to connect with me at to learn more.

Yours in service,

Christine Babb
President, 2023-2024