Effective November 3rd, 2021, the mask mandate will transition to a mask advisory.  This will include Holyoke municipal properties such as City Hall and the Annex.

This action does not prevent local businesses or industries from enforcing their own mask requirements.

This also does not apply to the mask mandate in the Public Schools set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

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Meet the Mayor's Transition Team


The purpose of the Mayor's Transition Team is to construct a set of advisory councils, dedicated to a specific set of issues. While the transition team will dissolve by the end of 2021, the advisory councils will remain active to ensure the community is involved in the Mayor’s deliberations



Aaron Vega (Chair)

Director, Holyoke Office of Planning & Economic Development.

Meagan Magrath-Smith

Instructional Leader for Springfield Public Schools and Chair of the Community Preservation Committee

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Theresa Cooper-Gordon

Board Chair, Holyoke Housing Authority

Patrica Duffy

State Representative, Fifth Hampden District

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Ray Feyre

Former Holyoke City Councilor & Former President of St. Patrick's Parade Committee

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Jordan Hart

Executive Director, Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

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Mildred Lefervbe, Vice Chair

Holyoke School Committee

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Maria Pelcher

Lieutenant, Holyoke Fire Department

Manny Reyes

Lieutenant, Holyoke Police Department

Omaira Badillo

Organizer, SEIU 1199

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Gary Rome

President/CEO, Gary Rome Auto Group

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Christina Royal, PhD

President, Holyoke Community College

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Mike Sullivan

Holyoke City Councilor, business owner, former mayoral candidate

Marc Swygert

Principal, Maurice A. Donahue Elementary School

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