Mayor & City Council

City Government

The City of Belfast is governed by a Mayor and City Council who are elected by the people of Belfast. The Mayor and City Council acting together are the governing body. All governing body members serve two-year terms. The governing body, being the elected representative of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.

Belfast Council Ground Rules: Adopted October 2, 2018 (PDF)

Why does the City Council deliberate in Executive Session?

Belfast Council Letter Regarding Free Speech and Civility-February 2, 2021 (PDF)

City of Belfast Core Values Statement Adopted February 16, 2021 (PDF)

Council Members

Photo of Eric Sanders

  • Eric Sanders, Mayor
    • Term expiration - November 2021
    • Phone: 207-338-8660

Photo of Mary Mortier

  • Mary Mortier, Ward 1 Councilor
    • Term expiration - November 2022
    • Phone: 207-323-1748

Photo of Neal Harkness

  • Neal Harkness, Ward 2 Councilor
    • Term expiration - November 2022
    • Phone: 207-323-8083

Photo of Brenda Bonneville

Photo of Mike Hurley

  • Michael Hurley, Ward 4 Councilor
    • Term expiration: November 2021
    • 207-338-1975

Photo of Paul Dean

  • Paul Dean, Ward 5 Councilor
    • Term expiration: November 2022
    • Phone: 207-338-1920

Ward Map (PDF)


Any written correspondence for the Mayor or City Council can be dropped off or mailed to City Hall:

131 Church Street
Belfast, ME 04915