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Municipal Offices

17 Maple Street
Cornish, ME 04020

Phone: 207 625 4324
Fax: 207 625 4416


Town Office Hours

Monday: 8AM-3PM
Tuesday: 8AM-3PM
Wednesday: 8AM-3PM
Friday: Closed

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Congratulations on our 2022 Dedication Recipient

The Town of Cornish would like to give a huge Thank You to Leona Chasse for her contributions to the town. Leona headed the Thompson Park Committee, spent endless hours to assure a Veterans Monument would be secured in Thompson Park and her involvement with the Bicentennial Committee, as well as all her other community involvements.

We would also like to give our heartfelt gratitude for her service as a World War II Veteran for the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Service) “CODE GIRL” and working hard to maintain this nations security and keeping us safe!


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Congratulations to Vinal Pendexter Spirit Of America Recipient


The Spirit of America Award was established to recognize volunteerism and the Cornish Board of Selectmen selected Vinal H. Pendexter as the 2022 Spirit of America recipient for his tireless dedication to many hours of committee and community work.

Vinal H. Pendexter was born in South Hiram, Maine in January of 1948. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy and Central Maine Vocational Technology Institute in Auburn and served his country in the United States Army Reserves as a medic.

Vinal is married to Jean A. Sturgeon and has two daughters, Meridith L. Kovach of North Carolina, and Allison P. Back of Sudway, Massachusetts. He also has three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

On November 2, 2022, Vinal was presented the prestigious “Spirit of America Foundation Award” by the York County Commissioners in Alfred, Maine. This award was presented to Vinal for his hard work and dedication as a Cornish Selectman, as well as his many other volunteer activities to the town.

The committee’s and volunteer work consists of, but not limited to the following:

  • Served on the Cornish Board of Selectman consecutively from 1990 -2014
    • Southern Maine Planning Board
    • Commissioner’s Award – 1996 from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development to the Town of Cornish for its exemplary job of providing widespread community and economic development benefit to its citizens
  • Trustee – Riverside Cemetery Association – over 40 years
  • Trustee – Cornish United Church of Christ
  • Past Director – Cornish Volunteer Fire Department
  • Cornish Planning Board (1982 – 1990)
  • Cornish Fairgrounds Advisory Board (2016 – present)
  • Cornish Comprehensive Plan I & II Committee

Vinal’s generosity and empathy in helping those around him in a spirit many can aspire to “always putting the betterment of the town first”, the Cornish Selectboard Members wish to recognize Vinal for his many years of distinguished service with the 2022 Spirit of America Foundation Award.