BUSINESS & Community Development dEPARTMENT

The Auburn Business & Community Development Department is comprised of the Community Development, General Assistance, Public Health & Business Services programs. The department is located at 95 Main Steet (4th floor) and is open Mondays from 10:00AM - 4:00PM, and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. The office is closed weekdays from noon to 1:00PM. 

General Assistance

The City of Auburn operates a General Assistance Program that assists eligible residents, for a limited period, who are unable to provide basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families. Eligibility is determined according to income and other guidelines which are established by Maine state statutes, City Ordinance and Department of Health and Human Services policy.


Community Development

Auburn’s Community Development programing offers various public service, public infrastructure, and hazard reduction programs. These are funded in part by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and the Office of Lead Hazard Control funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).


Public Health 

Community health and wellness initiatives are overseen by the Public Health office. The city recognizes that there are many variables that directly impact the health of our citizens, neighborhoods, businesses, and community here in Auburn. Individual health and wellness are not simply the result of everyday individual choices such as what to eat, how much to exercise, and taking the advice of a trusted health care professional.


Business Services 

Auburn’s business services include business financing, resources, and incentives. These services and information are provided on an as available basis.


Mondays from 10:00AM - noon, 1:00 - 4:00PM

Tuesday through Friday from 8:30AM -noon, 1:00 - 4:00PM.

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Glen E. Holmes

Director of Business & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1159

Zachary W. Maher

Deputy Director of Business & Community Development

Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1336

Holli Olivier

Executive Assistant to the Director of Business & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1157

Jamie Longley

General Assistance Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1411

Tammy Neilson

LEAD Coordinator

207.333.6601 ext. 1337

Jen Edwards

Public Health Manager


Cindy McNeil

Business & Community Development Finance Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1330