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. City Partners Up to Provide Free Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshops in June

    An Immigrant Entrepreneurship Workshop series is being offered throughout June by the City of Portland to assist New Mainers with starting a business. The workshops will be offered on June 4, 6, 11, and 13 from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM at Portland Adult Ed. Read on...
  2. Statement from Mayor Strimling in Response to Rep. Lockman

    Mayor Ethan Strimling is issuing the following statement below in response to comments that Rep. Lockman made this morning at the GOP convention. Read on...
  3. Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed FY19 City & School Budgets

    Over the next several weeks there are several additional opportunities for the public to give input on the proposed City and School budgets for Fiscal Year 2019. Read on...
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