Sen. Diamond issues statement after two members of the Board of Directors of the Maine Child Welfare Services Ombudsman resign
AUGUSTA – On Monday, it was reported that the two most long-serving members of the Board of Directors of the Maine Child Welfare Services Ombudsman had resigned their positions. Their resignation letter spells out the reason for their resignations as a frustration in the lack of needed reform in...
Sen. Diamond bill to extend early retirement plan to certain civilian employees of the Maine State Police becomes law
AUGUSTA – On Thursday, July 15, a bill from Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, became law without the governor’s signature. LD 1101, “An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Civilian Employees Who Work for the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab and Computer Crimes Unit,”...
Currently serving his tenth term in the Maine Senate, representing the people of Windham, Raymond, Standish, Casco, Baldwin and Frye Island, Senator Bill Diamond has had a distinguished career in public service.
Senator Diamond currently serves as the Chairman of the legislature’s Transportation Committee. In previous terms, he has served as the Senate chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice, and as a member of state’s Government Oversight Committee. In the 124th Legislature, he served as the Chairman of state budget writing committee known as the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.
From 1989 to 1997, Senator Diamond served as Maine’s Secretary of State and during his tenure was credited with improving efficiencies within the Department of State. Before his tenure as Secretary of State, he served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives, including one term as Majority Whip.
In addition to Senator Diamond’s public service, he has extensive experience as a small-business owner for more than 40 years, and as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools in the Windham and Raymond school systems, where he worked for 20 years. He has a master’s degree in education administration. He also garnered respect as an advocate for eight years, helping businesses as they interacted with state government.
Senator Diamond has lived in Windham for more than 46 years and serves as president of Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a volunteer organization supported entirely by donations, which provides heating assistance to those in need. All donations to the organization are used to purchase fuel for residents who have no other way to heat their homes. Senator Diamond was also a founding member and served as President of the Windham Land Trust, conserving hundreds of acres of land for public use.
Senator Diamond currently serves as Chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission which is planning for Maine’s celebration of 200 years of statehood. Festivities are scheduled to be held in 2021.
Senator Bill Diamond serves on the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals board of directors, where he is also treasurer.
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