Mount Desert 365 is a community-based organization dedicated to promoting long-term economic vitality of the town of Mount Desert, Maine, through expansion of sustainable year-round residential communities and economic revitalization of commercial districts.


Fostering a sustainable year-round community while preserving its natural environment.


Community Sustainability

Community is at the heart of all we do. Beyond the place where we live, work, and raise our families, community is the connection with neighbors, a shared appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us, and a sense of commitment towards mutual prosperity, communal health and well-being, and civic pride through engagement. We believe that a community that thrives 365 days of the year benefits all of us.

Protecting our Natural Environment

The mountains, waters, fields and woods that are an integral part of the community are precious assets that nurture us physically and spiritually. We have a responsibility to be good stewards and safeguard them for future generations.

Diversity Propels Innovation

A complex weave of people in the community creates a vibrancy that can enhance our best features – creativity, resourcefulness, and integrity. The coming together of people living among us year-round, part-time, or visiting briefly adds texture and color to the community and creates an interdependence that can’t be denied. We believe the knowledge, skills, talents and resources of each part of the community should be harnessed and lead to innovations for the benefit of all.

Inclusion is Essential

A shared vision of the community’s future, combined with focused energy, strategic collaborations, and careful use of resources will guide our decisions.

We Strive for Excellence

Building on the solid foundations of the generations before us to establish and preserve this community, we will endeavor to create opportunities to live and prosper that will stand the test of time.

Breaking News

Welcoming Global Tides Consulting and Greenlight Maine to Northeast Harbor

For this month’s Mount Desert Tidings, we spoke with Alyne Cistone of Global Tides Consulting and Julene Gervais, host of Greenlight Maine, about their move into a shared office at 149 Main Street in Northeast Harbor.

Global Tides Consulting is a boutique consulting firm owned and operated by Mount Desert resident Alyne Cistone. The firm specializes in community integration services for new Mainers, which includes advocacy, trusted referrals, and networking opportunities for new employees. Their signature service, community onboarding, includes personalized assistance for accessing essential services such as housing, childcare, and transportation.


Greenlight Maine is a television program that celebrates and supports Maine businesses, designed to promote and mentor the development and growth of businesses across the state. Starting next month, Alyne will join Julene for Elevating Voices, a new series highlighting Maine entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds.

Learn more about Alyne and Julene’s work in our Featured Business series. 

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