- City Council
About the City Council
The City Council is elected by Northampton voters. The city is divided into seven wards comprised of an equal number of voters in each. Ward Councilors are elected by their respective wards. There are two at-large members who are voted on by the entire Northampton electorate. The term of office for City Councilors is two years.
The City Council is the legislative body for the city and exercises its powers in accordance with Article 2 of the City Charter. The City Council is responsible for adopting the budget, adopting city ordinances, approving non-scheduled appropriations, approving appointments to multi-member boards, and approving city tax rates. The City Council is also responsible for retaining an independent auditor to examine the city’s financial documents on an annual basis.
The City Council elects a Council President who serves as the presiding officer at all City Council meetings. The City Council conducts normal business on the first and third Thursday of each month, except in July and August when only one meeting is scheduled per month. In the absence of the Council President, the Council Vice-President (also elected by the City Council) will serve as the presiding officer.
The City Council also has four standing committees consisting of four city councilors on each committee: Committee on Finance, Committee on Legislative Matters, Committee on City Services and the Committee on Community Resources. Each committee elects a Chair and Vice-Chair. Most committees meet once per month, with the exception of the Committee on Finance which meets more frequently.
The City Council employs an Administrative Assistant to the City Council to provide support and record keeping for all City Council activities.
Marissa ElkinsCouncilor At LargePhone: 413-341-6944
Jamila GoreCouncilor At LargePhone: 413-341-0030
Stanley W. Moulton, IIIWard 1Phone: 413-221-8340
Karen FosterCouncil Vice-President/Ward 2Phone: 413-341-0503
James NashCouncil President/Ward 3Phone: (413) 582-0637
Garrick M. PerryWard 4Phone: 301-237-2730
Alex JarrettWard 5Phone: 413-320-4700
Marianne L. LaBargeWard 6Phone: 413-584-7937
Rachel MaioreWard 7Phone: 413-923-4318
Laura KrutzlerAdministrative AssistantPhone: 413-587-1210
Northampton City Council
The Northampton City Council meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month with the exception of July and August. During July and August the City Council meets once per month. The dates of the City Council meetings for 2022 and 2023 are below. Until at least April 1, 2022, all regularly scheduled meetings will be held by remote participation. Instructions for accessing the meetings can be found on the agendas for individual meetings.
Regularly scheduled City Council meetings begin at 7:00 pm.
Special City Council meetings are held as needed. Please view the City Calendar for the exact date, time and location of special meetings.
We invite you to share your feedback. Each regularly scheduled meeting begins with a Public Comment period. Members of the public can address the Council on any matter for a two minute period. Please note that the City Council is not able to respond to Public Comment during regularly scheduled meetings.
|January 3, 2022||January 5, 2023|
|January 6, 2022|
|January 20, 2022||January 19, 2023|
|February 3, 2022||February 2, 2023|
|February 17, 2022||February 16, 2023|
|March 3, 2021||March 2, 2023|
|March 17, 2021||March 16, 2023|
|March 31, 2022||March 30, 2023|
|April 14, 2022||April 13, 2023|
|May 5, 2022||May 4, 2023|
|May 19, 2022||May 18, 2023|
|June 2, 2022||June 1, 2023|
|June 16, 2022||June 15, 2023|
|July 14, 2022||July 13, 2023|
|August 18, 2022||August 17, 2023|
|September 1, 2022||September 7, 2023|
|September 15, 2022||September 21, 2023|
|October 6, 2022||October 5, 2023|
|October 20, 2022||October 19, 2023|
|November 3, 2022||November 2, 2023|
|November 17, 2022||November 16, 2023|
|December 1, 2022||December 7, 2023|
|December 15, 2022||December 21, 2023|
As approved in City Council on January 3, 2022
2022 - 2023 City Council Committees
|Committee on Finance||Committee on City Services||Committee on Legislative Matters||Committee on Community Resources|
General Meeting Day/Time
|Wednesday after City Council meetings at 6 p.m. if items are referred||5:00 pm on 1st Monday monthly (exceptions noted on city calendar)||5:00 pm on 2nd Monday monthly (exceptions noted on city calendar)||5:30 pm on 3rd Monday monthly (exceptions noted on city calendar)|
|04/04/2022||4/11/2022||4/18/2022 (Patriot's Day - alternate date TBD|
|10/12/2022||10/03/2022||10/10/2022 - (Columbus Day, alternative date TBD||10/17/2022|
|01/11/2023||1/2/2023||01/9/2023||01/16/2023 (MLK Day - alternative date TBD|
2/20/2023 (President's Day - alternative date TBD