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. Finance Committee Votes Unanimously to Forward Mayor’s Senior Tax Equity Program Proposal to Council

    The Finance Committee voted unanimously (3-0) last night to forward the Mayor’s senior tax equity program proposal to the full Council. The proposal is slated to receive a 1st read at the October 2 Council meeting and a 2nd reading on November 6. Read on...
  2. Finance Committee to Discuss Proposed Senior Tax Equity Program & LED Street Lighting Conversion

    The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss the Mayor’s proposed senior tax equity program and hear an update on the LED street lighting conversion at its Thursday, September 21, 2017 meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers. Read on...
  3. Council’s HHS Committee to Discuss New Shelter Design & Planning & Host Public Hearing on 9/12

    The Council’s Health & Human Services Committee will once again discuss the design and planning for the new emergency shelter during its September 12 committee meeting. The meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the State of Maine Room at City Hall. Read on...
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