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Aroostook County, Maine

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Aroostook County is one of sixteen counties in Maine.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Maine county websites

This site was last evaluated on Oct. 24, 2012.

The good

  • Administrative officials
    • The head of each department is listed. It also provided a mailing address, phone number and email for where you can contact that person.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • Commissioners and other elected officials are listed with bios on the website.[2] They are also listed with a mailing address, email form and phone number.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas from 2010 to present are available.[3]
    • Meeting schedules for 2011 and 2012 are posted.
  • Finance
    • The audit for 2010 is posted.[4]
    • Budgets from 2010 to 2013 are available online.[5]
  • Contracts
    • Collective bargaining agreements are disclosed on the site.[6]
    • A list of vendor contracts over $10,000 is published.[7]
  • Taxes
    • County tax revenues and the mille rate are disclosed.[8]
  • Public records
    • The county's website notes that each department should be contact via public records requests and the department lists a public information officer, phone number and provides an email contact form.[9][10]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • Administrative & Elected officials
    • Personalized emails are recommended for elected officials and the heads of each department.


  1. Aroostook County, Contact us, Accessed: Oct. 23, 2012
  2. Aroostook County, Commissioners, Accessed: Oct. 24, 2012
  3. Aroostook County, Meetings, Accessed: Oct. 24, 2012
  4. Aroostook County, Audit, Accessed: Oct. 23, 2012
  5. Aroostook County, Budget, Accessed: Oct. 24, 2012
  6. Aroostook County, Collective bargaining agreements, Accessed: Oct. 23, 2012
  7. Aroostook County, Vendor contracts, Accessed: Oct. 24, 2012
  8. Aroostook County, Taxes, Accessed: Oct. 23, 2012
  9. Aroostook County, Public records, Accessed: Oct. 23, 2012
  10. Aroostook County, Public Access Officer, Accessed: January 4, 2013
  11. Aroostook County, Lobbying, Accessed: Oct. 24, 2012

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