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. Committee to Discuss Embarking on Collaborative Climate Action Planning Process with South Portland

    The City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee will discuss embarking on a collaborative climate action planning process with the City of South Portland tomorrow night during its February 15 meeting. Read on...
  2. City & Jetport Celebrate Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit

    The City and the Jetport will celebrate the grand opening of the new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM. The exhibit, part of a Black History Month celebration, will honor the Tuskegee Airmen who defended our country during WWII Read on...
  3. Council Approves Pesticides Ordinance

    On January 3, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides on most City and private property. The ordinance will go into effect for City properties in July 2018 and for private properties in January 2019. Read on...
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