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. Spectrum Moves Public Access Programming to Channels 1301 and 1303

    Spectrum Cable has moved Portland Media Center's public access programming that used to be on Channels 2 and 5 to channels 1301 and 1303. Read on...
  2. Finance Committee Holds Public Hearing on Responsible Contracting Proposal

    The City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 10 at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers on Mayor Strimling’s responsible contracting proposal. The Mayor is proposing an amendment to strengthen the City’s purchasing policy. Read on...
  3. Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

    The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015. Read on...
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