Economic & Community Development department

Eric Cousens - Interim Director

Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1154
Address: 60 Court St., Auburn, Maine

The Office of Economic & Community Development is charged with protecting and improving the community's environment, infrastructure and economy through the establishment of land use policies and ordinances, and enforcement of public health and safety codes. Our focus is to ensure that Auburn is recognized as a world-class community that offers a sustainable and diverse economy, employment and educational opportunities, and an unsurpassed quality of life.

We are a Maine Certified Business Friendly Community and for larger projects, Auburn also has State Delegated Review Authority for traffic, stormwater and Site Location of Development to provide a streamlined, one-stop development permitting experience.

The department includes three divisions: Community Development, Economic Development, and Planning, Permitting and Code.



Support Staff

Zachary Lenhert

Community Development Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1336 

Eric Cousens

Interim Director of Economic & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1154

Rhonda Russell

Administrative Assistant - Economic & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1158