Our Leaders

Our region is fortunate to host many highly effective organizations, working alone and together to build a shared vision for sustainable regional prosperity.

GPCOG partners with local and regional leadership groups that share our commitment to greater prosperity and healthier communities from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay.  We support each other’s success and make sure our efforts are aligned to reach shared outcomes.

Our partner list is constantly growing. Here are just some of the leading organizations we work with in our combined commitment to the region’s greater prosperity.

The University of Southern Maine. The University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service.

Southern Maine Community College.  SMCC transforms lives and communities through education and training. We welcome, prepare and inspire all to learn, succeed and lead.

United Way Greater Portland.  United Way has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to a critical community convener that mobilizes local partners, including businesses, community leaders, public officials, and community residents, to expand opportunities for people to succeed.

The Opportunity Alliance.  The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

Portland Society for Architecture.  Portland Society for Architecture is a non-profit membership organization founded in 2006 to promote the progress and economic development of Greater Portland by encouraging innovation and vision in design and planning.

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce supports the growth and success of our members by providing high-value services and opportunities and promoting regional prosperity.

Visit Portland.  Visit Portland is a not-for-profit organization charged with representing the Greater Portland region and enhancing the long-term development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy.

Educate Maine.  Educate Maine champions college and career readiness and strives to increase the educational attainment of the Maine workforce.