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City of Holyoke Seeks Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

Posted on January 30, 2020

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The City of Holyoke is seeking to fill vacancies on essential boards and commissions appointed by the Mayor. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for community members to fully engage in their local government and bring a range of new experiences, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share to make their community a better one.
City Boards and Commissions seeking new members:
  • Conservation Commission
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Historical Commission


Practical Information:

The Conservation Commission is the environmental agency in Holyoke responsible for protecting the land, water, and biological resources of the City.
Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and work to achieve Holyoke’s conservation goals.

The Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of three members of the community, appointed by the Mayor. The purpose of the Commission is to set policies and advise the Department Head, Mayor, and City Council on needed parks and recreation programs;  plan, acquire, and develop recreation facilities, parks, and open space areas to meet current and future needs as the city grows.

The Historical Commission was established to preserve and develop the historical and archeological assets of the city.  The Commission maintains an inventory of buildings, areas, and sites of architectural and/or historical importance in Holyoke. It collects reference information and can assist those seeking National Register Nominations for their buildings or neighborhoods.

To apply please send a letter of interest along with your resume to the Mayor’s office either by email at or in person.
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