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Mayor Randy Geesaman

321 N. Meridian Street
Phone 260.726.9395
 
Dear Friends, 

As Mayor of the City of Portland and on behalf of the citizens of our community we would like to welcome you to the City of Portland website. We are so proud to have you as our guest and encourage you to take advantage of the many wonderful opportunities we have to offer through this website. 

As city employees, our motto “Partners for Excellence in Public Service” is our commitment in providing the highest level of service to our citizens and community. Our beautiful downtown with many historic buildings offers a unique look at our city’s past history. We believe we can protect the integrity of our rich history and utilize our past as a guide to a progressive future. 

Our friendly business owners and citizens of our community take pride in the friendly atmosphere we are able to create for our guest. We believe Portland offers such diversity in economic development, employment, educational, cultural, housing and shopping opportunities that guest will want to make a return visit as a new friend of the community or as a place to call home. As Mayor and on behalf of our community we appreciate your visit and look forward with great anticipation your return to be a part of our community family in Portland. 

Sincerely,
Randy Geesaman,
Mayor City of Portland
 


Duties:

As chief executive, the mayor is responsible for the overall operation of city government. The mayor's term of office is for four years with no restrictions on the number of terms which can be served. The mayor’s powers and duties include:
  • Enforcing the ordinances of the city and the statutes of the state;
  • Calling special meetings of the legislative body when necessary;
  • Supervising subordinate officers;
  • Filling vacancies in city offices when required;
  • Signing all bonds, deeds, and contracts of the city and all licenses issued by the city;
  • Approving or vetoing ordinances, orders, and resolutions of the legislative body;
  • Appointing the heads of executive departments, employees of the departments, and most board and commission members;
  • Adopting rules and regulations for individual departments;
  • Preparing the city budget for council review;
  • Serving as presiding officer of the council; and
  • Solemnizing marriages.