Executive Office

Peter Crichton

Peter Crichton, County Manager

207-871-8380

Cumberland County Government
142 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101

Office Hours: Mon-Fri
8:00am-4:30PM


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

Executive Office

County Manager - Peter Crichton 871-8380
Assistant County Manager - William Whitten 871-8380
Domestic Violence Coordinator - Faye Luppi 871-8380
Grants/Special Projects Coordinator - Elizabeth Trice 871-8380

The mission of the Executive Office is to implement the County Board's policies, represent the interests of the county with other governmental agencies and groups, as well as provide leadership to the departments to achieve the organization's goals and objectives.

The County Manager is responsible for the day to day administrative operations of Cumberland County government. The County Manager advises the Board of Commissioners on policy matters, implements policies established by the Board, and provides facts and data on county government to other governmental agencies, the state legislature, interested groups and individuals.

The Assistant County Manager provides assistance with the day to day management of the county, serves as the legislative liaison at the State House for Cumberland County and the region, and is the public relations coordinator. In addition, the Assistant County Manager represents the County Manager and Commissioners in local, regional and statewide meetings.

The Domestic Violence Coordinator reports to the county manager. Her major responsibility is coordination of the Violence Intervention Partnership Council which consists of representatives from the CC District Attorney's Office, the municipal police departments, the CC Sheriff's Office, Domestic Violence Agency Representatives, and other key stakeholders. Priorities include developing policies, educational programs, and training in police departments.

The Grants/Special Projects Coordinator has made a major contribution to the county with over $3 million dollars in federal and state funding received during the past three years, including community development block grant (CDBG) funds to help our communities meet important economic development, public infrastructure and housing needs. In addition, grant funds have been awarded that have enabled Cumberland County in collaboration with our municipalities to examine new opportunities for improving our local public health system and investigate the possibilities of a regional tax assessing system.