Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Listening sessions and surveys planned to inform city administrator’s role

Image of a red rose in front of city hall, in front of the Portland Building with the United States flag.
In January 2025, Portland’s newly elected mayor will launch the city administrator recruitment and appointment process.

The new city administrator will work closely with the mayor to run the day-to-day operations of the City and provide city services. The city administrator will oversee and manage all city services for example, street maintenance, fire safety, sewer services and other programs our residents expect. While the roles and responsibilities of the city administrator are clearly outlined in the charter, the City is interested in learning what Portlanders expect from their future city administrator.

To help gather input from community, the City of Portland selected Motus Recruiting to manage an objective, impartial and nonpartisan process beginning this June. The Motus team will a choice of two virtual listening sessions or an online survey, for Portlanders to voice their opinions on which key attributes would be most important for the new city administrator. This information will be included in the recruitment plan provided to the mayor who starts their term on January 1, 2025. 

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Visit City Administrator recruitment | to track the recruitment process.