County Initiatives

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

County Initiatives

Facilitator, Convener, Service Provider, Participant: these are the various roles the county can play depending on the situation and need. Over the past nine years, the county has utilized two five year strategic plans involving dozens of citizens, municipal officials, legislators and business leaders examining issues of importance to the region and the county's governance.

A major focus of Cumberland County government has been researching and developing alternative solutions for less costly and equally or more effective public services. In addition to expanding our core services such as dispatch and law enforcement, Cumberland County has convened and participated in gatherings of community leaders and residents to discuss regional approaches to particular issues in education, community development, public health, energy efficiency and local services delivery.