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 Proclaims March 10 to be ‘Konbit Sante Day’ in Portland in Honor of 15th Anniversary

    In honor of Konbit Sante’s 15th anniversary, Mayor Ethan Strimling and the Portland City Council are proclaiming March 10, 2017 to be ‘Konbit Sante Day’ in the city of Portland. Mayor Strimling and Councilor Jill Duson will present the proclamation... Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. Mayors Send Letter to New England Patriots Asking for Super Bowl Celebration Visit

    On behalf of the Cities of Bangor, Brewer, and Portland, Mayors Joe Baldacci, Kevin O’Connell, and Ethan Strimling sent a letter this week to New England Patriots asking if the team would visit facilities in Bangor and Portland. Read on...
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