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. Council Committee Approves Pesticides Ordinance Following Public Hearing

    The City Council’s Sustainability & Transportation Committee unanimously approved a pesticides ordinance last night following a public hearing. The Committee recommends the ordinance now go before the full City Council for approval. Read on...
  2. Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

    The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. Read on...
  3. Finance Committee Votes Unanimously to Forward Mayor’s Senior Tax Equity Program Proposal to Council

    The Finance Committee voted unanimously (3-0) last night to forward the Mayor’s senior tax equity program proposal to the full Council. The proposal is slated to receive a 1st read at the October 2 Council meeting and a 2nd reading on November 6. Read on...
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