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.

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  1. Mayor Snyder Adds Tenant & Landlord Resources to City’s COVID-19 Webpage

    Building off of the City Council’s March 30th approval of an Emergency Order, Mayor Kate Snyder has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to tenants and landlords in light of COVID-19. Read on...
  2. City of Portland Opens Additional Shelter for Clients Needing Quarantine Space

    The City of Portland has opened an additional shelter for clients needing quarantine space in light of positive COVID-19 cases. The quarantine space is located at the James A. Banks, Sr. Exposition Building. Read on...
  3. Mayor Snyder Issues Statement in Response to Governor Mills' Stay at Home Order

    The following is a statement from Portland Mayor Kate Snyder in response to the stay at home order that Governor Mills issued for the State of Maine. Read on...
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