The Board of Harbor Commissioners regulates navigation and commerce within Portland Harbor.
The Creative Portland Corporation is a nonprofit organization created to receive donations, grants, and contributions in support of the City of Portland’s economic development efforts.
The Emergency Shelter Assessment Committee works to ensure the safety and well-being of people who are homeless in Portland.
The Portland Parks Conservancy is a foundation in Portland that will provide support for local parks, trails and open spaces.
This group's goal is to provide a stronger voice for residents of Peaks Island in city matters.
The Portland Fish Exchange is America’s first all-display fresh fish and seafood auction, operated in Portland, Maine.
This group aids in the managing and marketing of the Portland Fish Pier.
The Portland Housing Authority works to provide safe and sanitary housing to low-income Portland residents.
In April 2000, the City Council established the Portland Public Art Program to preserve, restore and enhance the city’s public art collection. The Portland Public Art Program commissions art that engages with the surrounding environment to create, enrich, or reveal a sense of place, and to express the spirit, values, visions and poetry of place that collectively define Portland.
The Planning Board, Historic Preservation Board, and all other City Council, Board, and Committee meetings are currently being held remotely pursuant to the Remote Meeting Policy adopted by the various boards and committees and as authorized under 1 M.R.S. 403-B because of the existence of an emergency or urgent issue that requires the committee to meet by remote methods.
The Portland Public Schools is led by a school board of nine members all elected by popular vote.