Boards & Committees

The City Clerk's office is accepting applications to serve on a City Board/Committee.  Residents are encouraged to fill out an application online or in person at the City Clerk's office located at City Hall during normal business hours. 

City Councilors may appoint from anywhere in the City as long as there is no more than a certain amount of representation from any one district.  Not sure which district you live in?  Open the street directory and look up your address to see.   Contact the City Clerk if you would like more information.

Current vacancies that need to be filled
Vacancies appear on each City Council Meeting agenda.


ORDER #118-17/18 – Energy & Recycling Committee, District Five (Dowling)  for an unexpired term which expires on May 5, 2018.  Passage requires majority vote.

ORDER #119-17/18 – Community Development Advisory Committee, District One (Morgan)  for a term which expires on January 15, 2021.  Passage requires majority vote.

ORDER #138-17/18 – Civil Service Commission, District One (Morgan) for a term which expires on March 1, 2023.  Passage requires majority vote.

ORDER #155-17/18 – Planning Board, District Three (Rose), for a term which expires April 1, 2021. Passage requires majority vote.

ORDER #166-17/18 – Arts & Historic Preservation Committee, District Four (Cohen), for a term which expires October 10, 2020.  Passage requires majority vote.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners is seeking 2 representatives from South Portland.  The two members from South Portland serve for three years as part of a five member body charged with the responsibility of regulating navigation and commerce within Portland Harbor.   Knowledge of Maine Boating Laws, regulations, and marine construction is needed to serve on this board.   For more information, please visit the Portland Harbor site.  Fill out an application here.