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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cumberland County swears in new Register of Probate Nadeen Daniels


          Nadeen Daniels, a long time public servant, was sworn in as the Cumberland County Register of Probate on January 3, 2017.  Daniels began her work with Cumberland County Government in February 2013, and during her most recent role as Grants & Special Projects Liaison, she has helped to secure more than $1.75 million dollars in grant funds on behalf of the county and local communities. Daniels will bring her public service experience and skills in organizational management, human resources and customer service to her new role as Cumberland County Register of Probate.

          Daniels began her municipal career, working for the City of South Portland; six of her twelve years in the role of City Clerk. She moved across the Fore River in 1989 to work for the City of Portland, serving for most of her ten years as Assistant City Manager, directing the offices of the City Clerk, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Health and Human Services.

          While working for the city of Portland, Daniels was honored with a YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award (TWIN), which “recognizes a woman who is a leader in her field and has achieved significant accomplishments as a business owner, business executive or nonprofit organizational leader.” In 1993, Daniels was invited to speak before Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government Washington, D.C. task force to share examples of specific improvements in services to the public she and her team implemented within the Portland Department of Public Works that exemplified the task force’s goal of creating a government that "works better, costs less, and gets results Americans care about.”

          After a brief sabbatical, Daniels went on to serve as Cumberland’s Town Clerk and Human Resources Director for eight years. During that time, she was honored by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap with the Lorraine Fleury Award, given to “an individual who has made a significant contribution to the election process and who exemplifies the qualities of fairness, experience, knowledge and service.”

          “The dedication and commitment to public service Nadeen has is unmatched,” said Cumberland County Manager Peter Crichton. “As an organization, our leaders continue to outdo themselves year after year. We welcome Nadeen to her new role and look forward to what the next four years bring.”

          Cumberland County is located in Southern Maine and is comprised of 28 local municipalities encompassing over 283,000 residents over 853 square miles. Cumberland County is committed to providing quality services to all citizens equitably, in a responsive and caring manner.  Five Commissioners are the chief elected officials of the County. Their primary role involves setting policy and approval of the county budget. This process allows the commissioners to assess county operations for both efficiency and effectiveness.  In 2010, voters in Cumberland County approved a first-ever Charter for the County.  The Charter defines how County Government organizes itself, selects officers, officials and employees, and establishes departments, agencies and boards.

          For more information, please contact Cumberland County Register of Probate Nadeen Daniels at 207-871-8382 or   

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