Charter Commission 2020-2022

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MEETINGS & AGENDAS


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ABOUT


At the July 14, 2020 Election, City of Portland voters approved creating a Charter Commission to open up review of the City Charter

On August 10, 2020, the City Council approved the appointment of three members to serve on the Charter Commission and established that nine additional members elected by Portland voters will serve on the Commission. On October 5, 2020, the Council set the election date for when voters will choose the remaining members. 

Voters elected the remaining nine members of the Commission using Ranked Choice Voting on June 8, 2021.

Public comment can be sent to charter@portlandmaine.gov. 

​members


Dory Waxman (appointed by Council)
dwaxman@portlandmaine.gov

Michael Kebede (appointed by Council) (Chair)
mkebede@portlandmaine.gov

Peter Eglinton (appointed by Council) (Secretary)
peglinton@portlandmaine.gov

Shay Stewart Bouley (District 1) (Vice-Chair)
sstewartbouley@portlandmaine.gov

Robert O'Brien (District 2)
rjobrien@portlandmaine.gov

Zack Barowitz (District 3)
zbarowitz@portlandmaine.gov

Marcques Houston (District 4)
mhouston@portlandmaine.gov

Ryan Lizanecz (District 5)
rlizanecz@portlandmaine.gov

Catherine Buxton (At-Large)
cbuxton@portlandmaine.gov

Marpheen Chann (At-Large)
mchann@portlandmaine.gov

Nasreen Sheikh Yousef (At-Large)
nsheikhyousef@portlandmaine.gov

Pat Washburn (At-Large)
pwashburn@portlandmaine.gov
Committees Members Chair
Governance Sheikh-Yousef, Lizanecz, O'Brien, Stewart-Bouley O'Brien
Education Houston, Eglinton, Chann Houston
Elections Buxton, Chann, Washburn Chann
Procedures Barowitz, Waxman, Kebede, Washburn Washburn
Departments Houston, Lizanecz, Barowitz Lizanecz

PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED

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CHARTER COMMISSION APPROVED DOCUMENTS