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 Hosts Navy Week August 21, 2017

    On Monday, August 21, the City of Portland will help kick off Portland Navy Week, which runs from August 21-25 and aims to generate awareness about the Navy. Read on...
  2. Mayor & Council to Host Business & Community Forum on Downtown Issues

    Mayor Strimling and the City Council will host a business and community forum on downtown issues with local businesses and community providers on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Read on...
  3. Portland Rolls Out New Recycling Carts

    The City rolled out its new 65 and 96 gallon recycling carts this morning during a press conference. New recycling carts with wheels and lids will start being delivered to all residents during the week of August 7 with everyone having them by Labor Day. Read on...
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