Don Gerrish

Municipal Consultant

Augusta Office
150 Capitol Street, Suite 3
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-622-3747
Fax: 207-622-9732

Don has been involved in all aspects of Town and City Management in the State of Maine for over 37 years. He retired from the Town of Brunswick after serving as its Manager for nearly 20 years. Prior to that, Don managed the Town of Gorham for 10 years, and worked in Auburn and Rockland as well. In 1993 he was elected by his peers from all over the world to serve on the Board of the International City/County Managers Association as a Regional Vice-President, and was then chosen by the membership in 1996 to serve as the Association’s President. This allowed him to travel throughout the United States and Europe meeting managers and discussing issues they and their communities were facing. Don has extensive experience in all facets of Municipal Government including:

  • Council/Selectmen/Manager Relations
  • Ethics for Staff and Elected Officials
  • Manager Evaluations
  • Town/School Relations
  • Goal Setting for Elected Officials
  • Municipal Budgeting
  • Personnel Issues
  • Regionalization
  • Union Negotiations
  • Federal Relations
  • University/College/Town Relations

Areas of Practice for Don Gerrish


University of Maine, B.S.

Memberships and Affiliations

International City Managers Association 1974 to present; President 1996-1997; Northeast Regional Vice President 1993-1995
Maine Town and City Managers Association 1974-present; President 1983-1984; Manager of the Year 1987
Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust 1981-present; Chairman 1981-1987; 1999-2002
Maine Health Care Performance Council 2002, Co-Chairman appointed by Gov. King
Cumberland County Strategic Planning Committee 2001, Chairman
Trustee Cumberland County Civic Center 1985-1991, Chairman 1987-1988
Member Waste Management Advisory Council 1991-1992, appointed by Gov. McKernan
Board of Directors Greater Portland United Way 1989
Member of Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Study 1980-1989; Chairman 1985-1986
Member of Governor’s Municipal Advisory Committee 1983-1984
Maine Municipal Association Executive Committee 1982-1983
Member MidCoast Council of Business Development and Planning