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. Portland to be in National Spotlight with Visit from C-Span Cable Channel

    Mayor Strimling and Charter will welcome C-SPAN to Portland on Monday, July 17 at 3:00 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network. Read on...
  2. Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Throughout July & August

    Beginning this Saturday, July 8, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for the second round of "Strimling on the Street." Read on...
  3. Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

    Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. Read on...
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