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Summer Series of Neighborhood Meetings Kicks off July 7 Text Size

Beginning July 7, Mayor Alex Morse will begin a summer-long series of neighborhood meetings. The purpose of this second annual “Summer Tour” is for the mayor, as well as representatives from various city departments, to spread the word about the progress being made throughout the city. The mayor and these representatives will also be available for questions and feedback.

“When I did the tour last summer, a lot of folks were surprised and excited to hear about some of the projects happening throughout the city. I got to have a lot of great conversations with people about the issues they care about, and to address basic quality of life issues. This is my favorite part about my job: getting to interact with the people I serve. Folks want to know that their government is working for them, and the summer tour gives me the chance to explain exactly how my administration is doing that. By appearing along with representatives from our various departments, I hope to continue finding ways to make our government smarter and more responsive. It’s an exciting time to live in Holyoke, and I am looking forward to bringing that message to every neighborhood in our city,” Mayor Morse said.  

The mayor plans to highlight some of the economic development happening Holyoke, including the millions of dollars in private investment in the Holyoke Innovation District, new development in other areas of the community, and the expansion of existing businesses. He will also be providing an update on policy initiatives unveiled last year, including innovating policing strategies, an effort at blight reduction, infrastructure projects, and the planting of trees throughout the city. The mayor will also discuss the infrastructure projects happening in particular neighborhoods.

At this point, four events have been scheduled:

-July 7th, 6 PM, Holyoke Public Library

-July 8th, 6 PM, Morgan School

-July 16th, 6 PM, Marian Center

-July 29th, 1 PM, Senior Center

More dates are in the process of being scheduled and will be released in the coming days and weeks. For more on the “Summer Tour,” see the mayor’s blog post about last year’s tour: http://www.holyoke.org/news/reflections-on-the-summer-tour/.


Posted on July 6, 2015 by