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.

State of the City Address - October 19, 2020 

Mayor Kate Snyder - Bio

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Watch Mayor Snyder & City Manager COVID-19 Press Conference 

Mayor Snyder on WGAN Newsradio Morning News

Mayor & Council Letter to County Commissioners Regarding Use of Cross Insurance Arena
  1. City Council Inauguration to be Held Remotely Monday, December 7

    On December 7, during a special noontime remote City Council meeting, newly elected Councilors April Fournier, Andrew Zarro, and Mark Dion will be sworn-in. The City will also honor outgoing Councilors Jill Duson, Justin Costa, and Kim Cook. Read on...
  2. City Staff Readying Implementation of Recently Passed Citizen Initiative Ordinances

    City of Portland staff are readying implementation of the five citizen initiative ordinances that were passed by Portland voters during the November 3 election. Public guidance and FAQs will roll out during week of November 30. Read on...
  3. Grants to Help Businesses Sustain Outdoor Winter Operations Now Available

    The City of Portland’s Winter Business Sustainability Grant Program (WBSG) is being launched today, November 19. Offering grants of up to $10,000. Read on...
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