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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 - May 12, 2013. 5:30PM in the Peter J. Feeney Conference Room - 142 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101. To sign up for Commissioner Meeting notices, click here.

Civic Center Meetings:

Civic Center Finance Committee meeting on Thu, 4/10 at 3:30 p.m. at the Civic Center

Civic Center Board Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. The Civic Center Building Committee will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00a.m. unless otherwise noted.

2014 Board Meetings:

Meetings to be held in the newly renovated Civic Center
Wed., April 16th - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., May 21st - Regular Monthly Meeting
Wed., June 18th - Regular Monthly Meeting
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!

February Commissioners Meeting 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.

  • Software Specialist - Application Procedure: Submit your application to the Human Resources Office, 142 Federal Street,Room 110, Portland, ME 04101 by 4:00 PM April 25, 2014. Candidates may mail or hand deliver their
    application to the above listed address, email their application to or fax to
  • 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

Monday, April 7, 2014 5:30PM (Public Hearing)
Cumberland County Court House
142 Federal Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Peter Feeney Conference Room

Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:00PM (Public Hearing)
Naples Town Office
15 Village Green Lane, Naples, Maine

2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan
HUD, CDBG Entitlement Grant - $1,456,936

The Cumberland County Commissioners will hold two Public Hearings to consider the allocation of the CDBG program funds received by the County from the Federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Comments will be accepted at the hearings or in writing for a 30-day period ending May 8, 2013.

The primary objective of Cumberland County's Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan is the development of viable communities including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for person of low and moderate income and to aid in the prevention and elimination of slum and blight.

More detailed information on the CDBG program is available, contact Aaron Shapiro, Cumberland County Community Development Office, 142 Federal Street, Portland, Maine, 04101. Tel. 207-699-1905.

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Casco Bay CAN - Upcoming Prescription Drug Safety for Seniors Events - For more information, visit the Casco Bay CAN on the web at today!

Drug Free Event!

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY TRAINING INITATIVE TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL SERVICE TO COMMUNITIES Cumberland County, ME – In October of 2013, Cumberland County offered its first county-sponsored training event. The Labor/Management Relations workshop was well attended by a wide cross-section of county and municipal employees, managers and leaders.

"I was pleased that Cumberland County organized this effort and was pleased at the cross section of individuals that attended and the communities that were represented," Scarborough Fire Chief Mike Thurlow said. "I thought the presenters were all top quality and knowledgeable about the subjects they were covering. It was a great mentoring opportunity for some of our middle managers who are aspiring for a promotion." more---->

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Cumberland County Regional Communication Center (CCRCC) celebrated a milestone recently when it converted all participating communities to Spillman, an integrated software system specifically for public safety.

"When we started adding communities to the Cumberland County Regional Communication Center in 2004, we thought that we could utilize two different emergency software systems. We later realized that working with two different systems could be problematic and that we needed to work with our communities toward one integrated system," said William Holmes, CCRCC Director. ---->more

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2014 Nominations for Commissioners

  • Commissioner Cloutier as 2014 Chair
  • Commissioner Coward as 2014 Vice Chair
  • Commissioner Witonis as the Board of Trustee Liaison to the Cumberland County Civic Center
  • Chair/Commissioner Cloutier as Liaison for the Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEO)
  • Acting County Manager Bill Whitten as Proxy for the County Commissioners Association (MCCA) Risk Pool and MCCA
  • Commissioner Coward for the Maine County Commissioners Association (MCCA) Board of Directors
  • Commissioner Grover for the Cumberland District Public Health Council
  • Chair/Commissioner Cloutier as Liaison for the Cooperative Extension Services Board of Trustees
  • Commissioner Coward for the Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Commissioner Jamieson Liaison for the Municipal Oversight Committee (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant Program
  • County Manager to serve on the Council Government Metro Regional Coalition
  • Commissioner Grover to be the Threshold to Maine RC&D Council Representative
  • Commissioner Witonis as Liaison for the CCRCC Board of Directors
  • Commissioner Jamieson Liaison for the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District

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12-19-13 - Portland Pirates Dismiss Lawsuit Against Cumberland County

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