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. Memorial Day Parade Information for Monday, May 29

    There are two great events happening in Portland on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. There will be a parade downtown along Congress Street at 10:30 AM and a parade later in the afternoon at 2:00 PM along Stevens Avenue to Evergreen Cemetery. Read on...
  2. Mayor Strimling to Offer Amendments to City’s Tax Increment Financing Policy

    On April 18, in front of the Economic Development Committee, Mayor Strimling will formally offer an amendment to the City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Policy which will strengthen the community benefits of tax dollars spent for economic development. Read on...
  3. City Welcomes America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland

    City officials are welcoming the America East Women's Basketball Tournament to Portland, which will take place March 2 - 5 at the Cross Insurance Arena. The tournament is expected to have an economic impact of $2 million in games and related festivities. Read on...
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