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Peter Crichton

Peter Crichton, County Manager


Cumberland County Government
142 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101

Office Hours: Mon-Fri

Cumberland County Government adheres to the following values that the county holds regarding regional relationships.

1. Citizens are the customers
2. Broad-based deliberative process
3. Build trust
4. Outreach initiatives
5. Distribution of key information
6. Identify needs & available resources
7. Identify and analyze “best practices”
8. Set attainable goals
9. Periodic monitoring
10. Continual two-way communications

What's Going On in Cumberland County, Maine

Portland HeadlightCounty Meeting Notices

Cumberland County Commissioners Meeting:

Monthly Commissioner Meeting - August 18, 2014 - 5:30pm at the Peter J. Feeney conference room, 142 Federal Street, Portland, ME. Click here for the agenda.

To sign up for Commissioner Meeting notices, click here.

Cross Insurance Arena Meetings:

Cross Insurance Arena Board Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Wed., July 16th - 4:00p.m. - Tentative Special Meeting - In the Club Room

Cross Insurance Arena 2014 Board Meetings:

Meetings to be held in the newly renovated Cross Insurance Arena
Wed., July 16th - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., August 20th - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., September 17th - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., October 15th - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., November 19th - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., December 17th - Regular Monthly Meeting

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Portland HeadlightCumberland County Prescription Discount Card Program

Prescription Drug CardCumberland County is participating in a free discount prescription drug program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that we hope will alleviate some of our residents’ financial burden. The program is administered by Caremark Rx Inc., and comes at no cost to County Government or taxpayers. The program has had success in Penobscot and Franklin counties. In Penobscot County last year, over 200 people used the cards each month, and saved a total of over $47,000. We expect to have similar success here in Cumberland County.

Here’s how the program works: The county makes the cards available to residents through town offices, non-profits, and any retail location that requests the cards. Residents pick up cards as they would any other brochure, and then have the option to present the card when purchasing prescription drugs not covered by insurance. The average savings is 20% off the retail price. Caremark Inc. earns a small administrative fee each time a resident uses a card. The tracking number on the card allows Caremark to report total savings. The county has no access to the name or personal information of those who take or use the cards.

For questions about the program, contact CareMark 1-877-321-2652 or visit or see our FAQ pages.

Cards have been located in Cumberland County town offices and in the County Courthouse. To obtain cards for your organization, contact the Cumberland County Executive Office at 871-8380.

Individuals can print out a card online at


Portland HeadlightIn The Media

Cumberland County Twitter Feed and the latest Commissioners Meeting online. To get more social media connections with Cumberland County, click here!

Cumberland County Commissioners Meeting - July 2014 from Cumberland County on Vimeo.


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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for exploring job opportunities with the County of Cumberland. We currently employ 400+ full and part time employees.

Applications for the available positions can be obtained here online or in person at the Human Resources Office, Cumberland County Court House, Room 100, 142 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101.

All of our applications and job descriptions are Adobe PDF's.  If you do not have Adobe PDF Reader, click here and you can download it for Free!  If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (207) 775-6809 or E-Mail us!

Please download the application that is associated with the posting you are interested in. We have many different applications, depending on the position you are applying for! All applications may be emailed to us as well!

Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We encourage diversity in our workforce.  Applicants will be considered on the basis of ability.  All interested, qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

  • Corrections Officer - CCJ - APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit application to the Human Resources Office, 142 Federal Street, Room 110, Portland, ME 04101. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Portland HeadlightAnnouncements & Events Around the County



Notice is hereby given by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners that applications are being accepted to fill the Cross Insurance Arena Trustee position representing District #2 (Cape Elizabeth and South Portland) that was recently vacated. Citizens of Cumberland County who live ONLY in Cape Elizabeth or South Portland are eligible and may apply for the appointment for the Trustee position. The term will expire on December 31, 2015.

Applications may be obtained at the County Executive Office, 142 Federal Street, Room 100, Portland, ME 04101 or by calling 871-8380.

Applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, August 8, 2014.

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Cumberland County Peter J. Feeney Memorial Golf Tournament benefits local charity

The Peter J. Feeney Memorial Golf Tournament, a Cumberland County Government annual tradition since 1994, took place on June 17 at Spring Meadows Golf Course in Gray, Maine. With over 70 people participating, the tournament raised over $1,500 for the Ronald McDonald House of Portland.

Named after the late Cumberland County Commissioner Peter Feeney, the event has raised nearly $100,000 since it began. ---->more

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Cumberland County Regional Assessing welcomes Lachapelle and Merry

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, ME – The Cumberland County Regional Assessing office recently welcomed Renee Lachapelle as Assistant Assessor and Joe Merry as Appraiser.

Lachepelle brings 30 years of real estate and assessing experience combined. She is a Certified Maine Assessor, a licensed State Certified General Appraiser, and has an SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. Previously with the city of Auburn for 13 years, Lachapelle spent the last five as the city's assessor.

Merry has been a full time appraiser since 1993. He has a Maine real estate appraisal license and currently holds a Maine certified residential appraisal license. Merry has been the owner/operator of Merriland Appraisal Service since 1997. Prior to that, Merry was the owner/general contractor of a residential real estate construction company.


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Cumberland County Summer Meals are in Session

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, ME – The Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative is pleased to announce the return of the Summer Food Service Program in Cumberland County. All children 18 and under are welcome to a free, nutritious meal while school is out. Meals are served in Bridgton, Brunswick, Casco, Freeport, Gray, Harrison, Naples, New Gloucester, Otisfield, Portland, Sebago, South Portland, Westbrook and Windham.

Call 2-1-1 for more information about the summer meal sites in your local community. ---->more

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Cumberland County Provides Assistance with USDA Local Food PromotionProgram Grant Application

Plowshares Community Farm, located at 237 Sebago Lake Road, in Gorham, with the
assistance of the Cumberland County Grants and Projects Liaison, has submitted a USDA Local
Food Promotion Program Grant.

Through this grant, Plowshares Farm will undertake an extensive and comprehensive
marketing plan to educate consumers about the high quality products grown at the farm and by
the partner farms, with a goal of increasing awareness and expanding access to and consumption
of healthy, high quality, locally produced products. ---->more

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