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. Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

    Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. Read on...
  2. Council Committee Hosts June 21 Meeting to Review Pesticides Ordinances & Hold Public Hearing

    The Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee will review pesticides ordinances for the first time and hold a public hearing to accept public comment at its June 21 meeting. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers at 5:30 PM. Read on...
  3. Mayor Strimling Joins 'Climate Mayors' Network to Uphold Paris Agreement

    Mayor Strimling joined the “Climate Mayors” network in support of the Paris Agreement. To help bring further awareness, City Hall will be lit green this week and the Mayor is working with Councilors to sponsor a resolve in support of the Paris Agreement Read on...
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