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.

Mayor Kate Snyder - Bio

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  1. City Council to Host Remote Meeting on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM

    On Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the Portland City Council will conduct its first virtual workshop and meeting using emergency legislation, Sec. G-1 MRSA §403-A, that allows cities and towns to conduct meetings online. Read on...
  2. Portland Issues COVID-19 Related Updates for City Services

    The City of Portland is issuing the following updates related to the COVID-19 response and resources. Read on...
  3. City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

    Mayor Snyder and City Manager Jennings announced today that the City Manager has signed an emergency stay at home order for all non-essential businesses and services in Portland. The order goes into effect at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 25 Read on...
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