Kate Snyder is the Mayor of Portland, Maine, the largest city in the state. Ms. Snyder also served on the Portland Board of Public Education (2007-2013) where she served two years as Finance Chair and two years as Chair of the Board.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Ms. Snyder helped to found, and then worked as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Portland Public Schools from 2014-2019, a non-profit with the mission to generate philanthropic support for Portland Public Schools.
Before the Foundation for Portland Public Schools, Ms. Snyder worked in the private sector for Zylo Media, a Portland, Maine-based digital media startup. She also worked in Augusta during Governor John Baldacci’s administration as the Executive Director for the Board of Corrections.
Ms Snyder. holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Government and French from Skidmore College, a Masters Degree in Public Policy & Management, and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.
Snyder has served as a Board Member for Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, the Portland Parks Conservancy, and Portland Tomorrow. She recently completed a leadership development course with Maine Network Partners.