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 Committee to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance

    The City Council’s Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee will meet next on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 PM in Room 24. The meeting’s agenda will include a public hearing for Mayor Strimling’s proposed earned paid sick time ordinance. Read on...
  2. Finance Committee to Meet Throughout April and May to Review FY19 Budgets

    The Finance Committee will meet twice this week -- first on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM in Council Chambers to discuss the FY19 CIP budget, and then on Thursday, April 12 to begin discussing the City Manager's FY19 Recommended Budget. Read on...
  3. Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

    The City filed a lawsuit on April 5 in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the community. Read on...
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