City Council

Members

The Portland City Council has seven members--the Mayor and six Council Members. 

Mayor Cathy Skurow
Elected: 2018 (Term expires 2020)
Previous Terms: 
Eight as a Council Member
(Three of those as Mayor Pro Tem)
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Mayor Pro Tem John Green
Elected: 2017 (Term expires 2019)
Previous Terms:
Six as Council Member
(Three of those as Mayor Pro Tem)
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Troy Bethel
Elected: 2018 (Term expires 2019)
Previous Terms:  None
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Gary W. Moore
Elected: 2018 (Term expires 2020)
Previous Terms:  None
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John G. Sutton Jr.
Elected: 2017 (Term expires 2019)
Previous Terms: None
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Bill T. Wilson II
Elected: 2017 (Term expires 2019)
Previous Terms:
One as Council Member
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Thomas Yardley
Elected: 2018
(Term expires 2020)
Previous Terms:  None
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Council Overview

Portland operates under the council / manager form of municipal government. With this structure, the City Council and Mayor are elected by the citizens, and the City Council and Mayor hire a professional administrator, known as the city manager, to execute council policy and manage the day-to-day operations of the city.