Mayor's Office

Kate Snyder is the third popularly elected mayor for the City of Portland in more than nine decades. Mayor Snyder was elected November 6, 2019 and was inaugurated for a four-year term on December 2, 2019. Mayor Snyder is the third 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. She also represents the city’s interests in Augusta and Washington D.C., where she advocates for the city, its residents, and businesses.

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Mayor & Council Letter to County Commissioners Regarding Use of Cross Insurance Arena
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    County space offers dorm-like setting with many improvements for guests and continued access to nearby services; City could see an increase in 30 additional beds this winter. Read on...
  2. Portland Finalizing Plans for Additional Shelter Space Ahead of Winter

    The City of Portland’s Health & Human Services (HHS) Department has been working diligently to prepare for the winter season and the anticipated impact on people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
  3. City Extends Outdoor Operations to Further Assist Businesses During Pandemic

    In order to continue helping local businesses through the pandemic, the City Council approved a plan to allow restaurants and retailers to continue to operate outdoors on private property, public sidewalks, and in parking lanes until January 4, Read on...
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