Photo by John Suchocki, The Republican
Mayor David J. Narkewicz
210 Main Street, Room 12
Northampton, MA 01060
Mayor's Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mayor's Office Staff
Mayor David J. Narkewicz
Economic Development Director
Terence "Terry" Masterson
Community Development and Housing
CDBG Administrative Assistant
Mayor's Office Mission
The Mayor is the city's highest ranking official who performs administrative, political and ceremonial municipal functions.The Mayor also serves Ex-Officio as the Chair of the School Committee, a Trustee at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School and on the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Music Theatre, Look Memorial Park and Child's Park.
The Mayor is the City's Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the administration of all city departments. Specifically, the Mayor and his staff are responsible for the enforcement of all city laws and ordinances, the implementation of economic development and community development initiatives, the appointment of some department heads and members of many boards and commissions and the submittal of a balanced budget to the City Council.
The Mayor's office also serves as an organizing vehicle for community groups and agencies of all types and is city government's most visible center for constituent services and problem solving. The Mayor also represents the interests of the city to other levels of government. The Mayor participates in a number of regional, statewide and national municipal and educational policy boards, such as the Mass. Mayor's Association, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., and the Mass. Municipal Association. The Mayor's Community and Economic Development Director and the Finance Director also participate in regional and local professional organizations geared toward finance issues, economic development, and other effective tools for enhancing local government and the community.
Mayors Press, News and Events
Mayor Issues Proclamation for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Week
September 22 - September 28, 2013
The Mayor presented the proclamation to Earl Bonett, Vice Chair of Massachusetts Support Guard and Reserve. In attendance were Steve Connor, Veterans' Services Director, Gerry Clark, Ombudsman Massachusetts Support Guard and Reserve, City Councilor Marianne LaBarge, Chair of Social Services and Veterans Affairs and City Councilor Gene Tacy, member of Social Services and Veterans Affairs. Proclamation
The June/July 2013 edition features a community profile on Northampton.
The Mayor attended a press conference on Tuesday, June 18 at the State House to take part in the announcement of the Governor's Community Innovation Challenge grant for the Commonwealth Connect app.
This app will allow residents to report potholes, residential trash/rubbish and parking meter malfunctions from their smartphone. Residents will also be able to track the status of the issue.
To download the app click HERE
Historical Artwork on Display in Mayor's Office
piece on loan from the Cahillane Family
A historical painting of the former Mayor of Northampton James Cahillane with former President John F. Kennedy was lent to Mayor Narkewicz by the Cahillane family on Tuesday, December 18 to hang in the office for all who visit to enjoy. The painting was commissioned by the father of former State Representative Nancy Flavin, who had been an employee of Cahillane Motors at the time. It was the artist’s rendition of a photograph taken in 1958 when Senator at the time John F. Kennedy came to Northampton to meet with Mayor Cahillane and other local political leaders. In office from 1954-1960, Cahillane was one of 2 Mayors in the United States at the time that was Irish born and bred.
At the unveiling ceremony, the Cahillane family – children and grandchildren of the former Mayor – reminisce about their father, their Irish history and John F. Kennedy.
This piece was written by Jenn Ramsay of Paradise City Press - Jenn Ramsay is Media Resources Coordinator at Northampton Community Television
Video of the Event
City's Free Cash Certified by DOR
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Mayor Narkewicz issued a press release on Wednesday annoucing that the Department of Revenue has certified the City's free cash.
Through the Mayor's policy of approving all spending over $250, and supported by diligent oversight by Northampton auditor's office, are several factors that resulted in $1.7 million more free cash in FY13 than in FY12.
Read more about it Here
Mayor Accepts Two Grants on behalf of the City
On Wednesday, December 7, 2012, Secretary Richard Sullivan, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs presented the City of Northampton two grants totaling $726,400. Mayor Narkewicz was pleased to attend the ceremony and very excited that two Northampton projects were awarded grants.
A $400,000 PARC grant will support our Connecticut River
Greenway project, an effort to create a riverfront park, river access and docks for canoeing & kayaking, and hopefully a future boathouse.
A $326,400 LAND grant will support the acquisition of an 80 acre parcel representing the largest gap in the Broad Brook-Fitzgerald Lake Greenway - Northampton's largest conservation area and some of the City's most valuable habitat resources.
Mayor Announces Commercial Energy Savings Winners
On Tuesday September 25, 2012 Mayor David J Narkewicz announced the 2012 winners for commercial energy efficiency:
Rich Madowitz & his Hampshire Property Management
Cooper’s Corner & State Street Market
They were designated City's Green Business Leaders:
For leadership toward the goal of a sustainable Northampton through significant improvments in energy efficiency, which supports local jobs, improves human health and comfort, and invests in Northampton’s buildings while it reduces greenhouse gas emissions, air and water polution, reliance on imported energy, and risk from energy price spikes and supply disruptions.
Mayoral Entertainment Licenses
A license is required in order for a business to offer public entertainment such as dancing, music, games, sports, fairs, expositions, animal shows, plays, and the like.
If the event takes place on a Sunday you must apply in our office for a license issued by the State (Mass. General Laws Chapter136, Section4) co-signed by the Mayor, as well as for the City issued license.
Events on weekdays and Saturdays fall under the Weekday Entertainment License application, link at the very bottom of this page.
Commonwealth Sunday--$5 per Sunday; $100 annual
City Sunday--$25 per Sunday; $100 annual
Commonwealth Sunday annual--$100
City weekday--$10 per day
City weekday annual--$100
A business with a liquor license wishing to offer entertainment must apply to the License Commission:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sunday Entertainment License Legislation: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXX/Chapter136/Section4
Mayor's Weekday Entertainment License