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. Live-Streaming of Council Committee Meetings Begins Tuesday, March 6

    We're excited to announce that we will begin live-streaming broadcasts of all Council Committee meetings starting on Tuesday, March 6. All live-stream feeds will be archived and available for viewing the following day. Read on...
  2. City Funds $36,000 Toward Third Oldest African American Meeting Housing in the Country

    The City recently granted $36,000 toward the restoration project that aims to preserve and revitalize the Abyssinian Meeting Housing, an important part of Maine’s history and the cultural heritage of African Americans in Maine. Read on...
  3. Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

    The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night during its February 15 meeting. Read on...
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