Town Manager Announcement

public notice
It is with great excitement that we announce the appointment of Matt Sturgis as the new Cumberland Town Manager. After an extensive search process, Matt emerged as the candidate who possesses the experience, leadership skills, and vision necessary to lead our community forward.
Matt brings a wealth of experience to this role, along with a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and community engagement. We are confident that his expertise will be invaluable in managing our town’s affairs and fostering positive relationships with all stakeholders.
Matt Sturgis has been the Town Manager for the Town of Cape Elizabeth since January, 2017. He previously served as Tax Assessor for the Cape Elizabeth from February, 2000 until January 2017. Matt also has served on the Executive Board of the Greater Portland Council of Governments since 2009, as President in 2015 and currently serves on the COG Executive Committee. Matt is also the Past Chairman of Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS), which coordinates transportation planning and funding for the Greater Portland region.
Matt also has served with the American Lung Association. In that capacity, he has served on the Board of Maine Leadership since 2010, as Chairman from 2012 – 2016, and is the current chair of the Northeast-Mid-Atlantic Leadership board of the Lung Association, and a 24-year veteran of the Trek Across Maine. Matt is also a member of the International City Managers Association (ICMA) which is a nonprofit, educational and research association consisting of government management officials.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Trinity University in 1991. Matt was previously a Certified Maine Assessor and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.  Matt lives on Forest Lake in Gray with his wife Amy, daughter Liza, dog Pepper, and nine chickens.
Matt will officially begin his tenure as Town Manager on Monday, June 3rd, providing a month of overlap with our outgoing Town Manager, Bill Shane. We would be remiss not to acknowledge the remarkable contributions of Bill Shane, who has been the cornerstone of our community. His dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment have helped shape Cumberland into the vibrant and thriving community it is today. For this, we are forever grateful.
We recognize that the change of hands will bring its own set of adjustments and we thank you for your ongoing support. Please watch Town of Cumberland social media and our website for more information and opportunities to meet our new Town Manager, when he joins us in early summer.
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