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. City Celebrates Welcoming Week September 13 - 22

    For the third year in a row, the City will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14, 2019 to recognize immigrant contributions to our community. Read on...
  2. Join Us As We Kick Off the Maine Bicentennial in Deering Oaks Park

    Governor Janet Mills will join Mayor Strimling, City officials, and members of the Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch the commemoration of the State of Maine bicentennial on Tuesday, July 30 at 2:30 PM in Deering Oaks Park. Read on...
  3. Mayor's Statement in Response to Governor Mills' GA Rule Change

    Mayor Ethan Strimling today released the following statement in response to Governor Mills’ announcement regarding rule changes to the General Assistance program. Read on...
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