Donald Durrah, director of the Oxford County Regional Communications Center in Paris, sits at his desk in 2019. Sun Journal file photo

PARIS — Donald Durrah, director of the Oxford County Regional Communications Center, will also oversee all county government starting Monday.

Commissioners on Thursday appointed Durrah as interim county administrator for the next six months.

Durrah, 47, of Lewiston, will fill both positions.

He replaces Tom Winsor of Norway, who stepped down last year.

“This was something I was looking at doing,” Durrah said of his new responsibility.”I have a deputy director who I work closely with. We’ve come up with a plan that will allow me to wear two hats. The team that I have is amazing.”

Geff Inman of Woodstock serves as deputy director at the communications center.

Durrah has worked in county government for most of his adult life. He came to Oxford County in June 2019 after serving as the 911 supervisor for Cumberland County for nearly 20 years. He began his professional career as a firefighter in Gray in 1991.

“I’m hoping to bring some new perspective,” Durrah said. “Coming into this, I think we can look at some futuristic ways to make the county better.”

Commissioners will assess the situation in six months to determine whether Durrah will remain the head of the communications center, be the county administrator or continue in both positions.

Known as “Donny” throughout the county complex, Durrah said he has no specific goals for the county at this time, but did praise the county department heads who, he says, serve the county well.


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