Advocacy Priorities

Between Sebago Lake and Casco Bay our region is home to a large part of Maine’s economic, social and environmental resources.  Our communities are Maine’s center of gravity in many ways – but in recent times our voices have not been heard by lawmakers and policymakers as clearly or as strongly as we would like.

We need to find our regional voice, and make sure our voice helps to shape the policies and politics that will support greater prosperity for all our member municipalities and their citizens.

GPCOG is taking on a new role, advocating for our members’ shared policy priorities in support of regional prosperity.

That means we are working with municipal officials, our partners and citizens to make sure our state and federal legislative and executive leaders understand our region’s needs and are working to meet them.

Read our Roadmap to Prosperity briefing paper, which is intended to help Governor Mills and Legislature understand what municipalities do, how they can do better by working together through regional strategies, and how state government is a critical partner in making that happen.

Read Chris Hall’s columns on issues and opportunities that GPCOG members and friends can speak out on.


The Legislature Takes Up the Local Option Sales Tax

Now is the Time to Advocate for Increased Revenue Sharing 03.13.19

Understanding the Governor’s Budget.0215.19

Gov. Mills told us her priorities. What do you think? 01.04.19

Reaching Out to Lawmakers 01.16.19

Getting to Know the New Commissioners 01.31.19