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's Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications from Portland Businesses

    The City is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation, and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two full-time jobs... Read on...
  2. City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

    The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. Read on...
  3. Mayor Strimling to Host Neighborhood Office Hours Over Next Several Months

    Beginning Wednesday, June 6, Mayor Ethan Strimling will hold office hours at businesses and schools in neighborhoods around the city and outside on City Hall Plaza for what’s known as "Strimling on the Street." Read on...
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