Mayor's Office

Ethan K. Strimling is the second popularly elected mayor for the City of Portland in nearly nine decades. Mayor Strimling was elected November 3, 2015 and was inaugurated for a four-year term on December 7, 2015. Mayor Strimling is the second full-time mayor for the city following changes to the City Charter approved by the voters in November 2010. Prior to these changes, the city’s mayor was elected by and chosen from among the nine-member City Council for a one-year term.

As the city’s top elected official, the mayor provides community leadership and develops policies to guide the city by setting strategic goals and priorities for the city with the council. He also represents the city’s interests in Augusta and Washington D.C., where he advocates for the city, its residents, and businesses.
  1. Mayors Send Letter to New England Patriots Asking for Super Bowl Celebration Visit

    On behalf of the Cities of Bangor, Brewer, and Portland, Mayors Joe Baldacci, Kevin O’Connell, and Ethan Strimling sent a letter this week to New England Patriots asking if the team would visit facilities in Bangor and Portland. Read on...
  2. February 9 Finance Committee Meeting Cancelled Due to Winter Storm

    Due to the winter storm and City Hall closing at 12:00 PM, tonight's Finance Committee meeting has been cancelled. The meeting's agenda was to include a discussion of the school bond and the CIP budget. Read on...
  3. City Hosts February 15 Job Fair to Increase Workforce Diversity

    The City of Portland is hosting a job fair to help increase the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Merrill Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle Street in Portland. Read on...
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