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. Mayor's State of the City Address Set for January 31, 2018

    Mayor Ethan Strimling is set to give his third State of the City address during a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers on the second floor of Portland City Hall. Read on...
  2. Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

    On January 3, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properties in January 2019. Read on...
  3. 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...
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