City Council | City of Presque Isle | Presque Isle, Maine

Presque Isle was settled in 1828 and incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1859 from Plantations F, G and H.  It annexed the town of Maysville in 1883 and was incorporated as a City on January 1, 1940.  The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government.  The City Council, composed of seven individuals elected at-large on a non-partisan basis, is the governing body of Presque Isle.  The Council is granted “all powers possible for a City to have under the Constitution and the laws of the State of Maine” by Article 1 of the City Charter.  Council members are elected to staggered four year terms.

Each year, the City Council elects a Council Chair who presides at the meetings, represents the City in intergovernmental relationships, appoints with the advice and consent of the Council the members of citizen advisory boards and commissions, and performs other duties specified by the council.  The chair is the head of City government for all ceremonial purposes but has no administrative duties.

The City Council appoints three administrative positions – the City Clerk, the City Solicitor, and the City Manager.

The regular meetings of the City Council are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers (third floor of City Hall).  On weeks where there is a Wednesday holiday, the meetings are held on the following Wednesday.  Agendas are available in the City Manager’s office the preceding Friday.

The City Council invites all residents of Presque Isle to attend any meeting and as part of the agenda invites citizens to address the Council during the Citizen Comment period.

City Council meetings are broadcast live via Time Warner Cable TV Channel 16.

Click here to view the City Calendar for more information on meetings and other upcoming events.

  • Jacob Shaw, Chair
    126 Harvest Lane, Presque Isle, Maine
    Term Expires: 12/31/2023
    Kevin Freeman, Deputy Chair
    145 Academy Street
    Presque Isle, Maine
    Phone: (207) 764-2900

    Term Expires: 12/31/2024
    Mike Chasse, Councilor
    330 State St.
    Presque Isle ME
    Phone: (207) 521-4500
    Term Expires: 12/31/2019

    Mike Chasse was born in Presque Isle and graduated from Presque Isle High School in 2000 and from the University of Maine at Orono in 2004 with a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. He worked in Foxboro, MA for an industrial control systems manufacturer doing large-scale combined cycle and nuclear power plant project proposals and engineering before moving out West to work for Doppelmayr CTEC as a project manager/electrical engineer for fixed grip and detachable ski lift installations. In 2007 he was injured in a skiing accident which nearly ended his life and paralyzed the majority of his body. After recovering from that injury and returning home to Presque Isle, Chasse has become extremely involved in his community serving on the Library Building Committee, Community Center Building Committee, Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, and the Community Center Campaign Committee. He is an avid outdoorsman, hugely involved with his familyu2019s new Bike, Board and Ski shop, and loves living life with his service dog Caleb.
    Doug Cyr, Councilor
    207 Academy St., Presque Isle, Maine
    Term Expires: 12/31/2026

    Craig Green, Councilor
    PO Box 1430
    Presque Isle ME 04769
    Phone: (207) 762-6500
    Term Expires: 12/31/2024
    Garry Nelson, Councilor
    Phone: 227-0152
    e-mail :
    Term Expires: 12/31/2025

    Jeffery Willette, Councilor
    5 Skyway Street, Presque Isle, Maine
    Term Expires: 12/31/2026