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. Portland Receives Small Business Friendly Community Award

    The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the U.S Conference of Mayors and its Partner America Program selected Portland to receive the Inaugural 2019 Partner America Small Business Friendly Community Award. Read on...
  2. Portland & South Portland Mayors Testify in Opposition to LD 209 Regarding Short-Term Rentals

    Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling South Portland Mayor Claude Morgan will testify in opposition to L.D. 209, An Act To Prohibit Municipalities from Prohibiting Short-term Rentals on February 20 before the Committee on State and Local Government. Read on...
  3. Finance Committee Holds Public Hearing & Vote on Responsible Contracting Proposal

    The Portland City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a public hearing and is expected to vote on Mayor Strimling’s responsible contracting proposal at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 11, 2019 in the Council Chambers. Read on...
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