Mayor of Portland Kate Snyder: Leading her city through the pandemic

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Kate Snyder always keeps a tab open on her computer with the mayor of Portland’s powers and duties, as written in the city charter, to remind herself what her role is—and isn’t. She is only the third full-time, popularly elected mayor in modern Portland history and says she is still helping define what that means for the city, especially as everything changed during the pandemic.

Journalist Lindsey Christ speaks with Mayor Snyder about how she ended up living in Maine and eventually got into politics, her love for her city and the challenges Portland faces. And the mayor loves a lightning round—so stay tuned to see how she answers our burning questions about life in Maine.

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