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. Council's Rules Ad Hoc Committee to Meet Thursday, November 16

    The City Council's Rules Ad Hoc Committee will meet this Thursday, November 16 at 2:30 PM in Room 209 of City Hall to discuss potential changes to the Council's operational rules for its next session. Read on...
  2. Portland Development Corporation Announce Annual Business Awards

    Three local Portland businesses will be recognized on November 30 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality. Read on...
  3. Annual District Meetings to be Held Throughout November

    The City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city in November. The Mayor, City Councilors, City Manager and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. Read on...
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