The Lewiston Auburn Joint Charter Commission is responsible for drafting a charter which, if approved by the voters, will result in a unified government for what has long been one community. 

First and foremost, our task is to listen.  We want to understand your concerns and to learn about the opportunities you see.

Our process will be methodical and thorough, and conclusions are a long way off.  It is our general feeling, though, that we have a unique opportunity to rethink how a community is organized and managed. 

Indeed, why can’t we take a fresh look at our resources and build a new Auburn + Lewiston that becomes a model 21st century city.  If we can start with a clean slate, why can’t we innovate and become Maine’s most desirable place to live, learn, work, and play?

We invite your thoughts, and we invite your active participation.  Subscribe to (join) this site, and you’ll be kept up to date on everything we are doing.

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Mike Beaulieu is retired educator from the Lewiston School System.  In retirement, he has continued work for Lewiston Adult Education. 
Mike also served four terms as a Republican state representative from Auburn.
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Agenda 6.26.2017
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Local attorney Jim Howaniec, left, addresses the crowd during a debate on merging the cities Tuesday at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Behind him is Gene Geiger, arguing for combining Lewiston and Auburn into one city. Howaniec spoke aga…
Jun 21
Sabrina Cooper is now a member of New LA Charter
Jun 16
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Jun 9
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The next meeting will take place in the Community room of the Auburn Public Library starting at 6 pm.
Agenda 6.08.2017
Minutes 6.08.2017
Meeting Recording 6.08.2017
Jun 8
Ibraham Ennaw is now a member of New LA Charter
Jun 4
Gene Geiger published an article
A merger of Lewiston and Auburn would save money, but critics worry at what cost

Rhetoric about the pending November referendum to merge Lewiston and Auburn is heating up, with proponents saying combining the cities would save a minimum of $2.3 mil…
May 30
Kaileigh A. Tara and Joseph Harrington joined New LA Charter
May 30
Gene Geiger published an article
This meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at 6 pm at Lewiston City Hall in the 3rd floor meeting room.
Agenda 5.30.2017
Minutes 5.30.2017
May 21
Gene Geiger published an article
Dear Friend of LA,
The Commission operates under the following Maine statute: Title 30-A, Chapter 113: Consolidation, Secession and Annexation.
3. Consolidation agreement.  The joint charter commission shall draft an agreement between the consolidat…
May 12
Gene Geiger published an article
This meeting took place at Auburn City Hal.
Agenda 5.11.2017
Meeting Recording 5.11.2017
May 8
Gene Geiger published an article
On May 2, 2017 Commission members talked with Matty B about the process for naming the new city on Big Z's Breakfast Club.

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May 7
Mason Blake is now a member of New LA Charter
May 7
Timothy Morin is now a member of New LA Charter
Apr 19
Gene Geiger published articles
Apr 18